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Gay Pride Taos Founder Dies


(Taos, NM) Robert Quintana, Gay Pride Taos founder and organizer, passed away unexpectedly August 9. Local police investigators indicate that there is no evidence of foul play surrounding the death. The New Mexico Office of the Medical Examiner has yet to determine cause of death but indicates that an underlying medical condition common in his family may have contributed to Quintana’s sudden demise.

“Robert has been an inspiration to so many of us – friends and family alike – that we want to be sure that his dream, his vision for Taos Pride, lives on,” according to one of Quintana’s sisters. “We are working closely with Gay Pride Taos to ensure that the entire community stays connected and part of this amazing event he’s organized.”

Quintana’s family advises that funeral arrangements are pending and all updates will be posted on the Gay Pride Taos website:

Donations to defray funeral costs can be made to the Robert E. Quintana Memorial Fund at Centinel Bank in Taos, NM. Remaining funds will be used to sponsor scholarships in Quintana’s name for GBLT students in the local community.

For more information, please contact:

Heather Rowley, President
Rowley Enterprises, Inc.
PO Box 21564
Albuquerque, NM 87154
(575) 770-1218


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