History of Taos Pride

Gayest Ever!

A brilliant start

Robert Quintana kicks things off in Taos with the dream of having a great big gay celebration.

Gay Pride Taos
4th of July Parade in Arroyo Seco

A one-time American Idol contestant in 2006, Quintana auditioned in Pasadena, Calif., and made several cuts where he said only a little more than 100 people were chosen. Quintana was also a songwriter, a talent he’d put on hold while he organized Gay Pride Taos weekend.