AN INDIGENOUS LGBTQ+ ORGANIZATION
HELP THE MOVEMENT
Empowering a Movement for Fairness & Equality
WHO WE ARE
Founder, Diné Equality
In 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down key provisions to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) & the legality of Proposition 8, forever changing our country's position toward marriage equality. Today, same-sex couples are guaranteed the freedom to marry in 50 states. This, however, does not change tribal law & how Sovereign Nations recognize LGBTQ+ legal rights.
Diné Equality is guided by four visionary pillars: Sovereignty, Community, Family, & Traditional Knowledge. We believe in strengthening the sovereignty of our Nation while working with communities to advance LGBTQ+ equality. Our roles and presence strengthen our families while traditional knowledge reaffirms the sacredness of our identities.
In 2005, the Navajo Nation Council passed the unjust Diné Marriage Act; a codified law of discrimination that divided our people & created deep community disharmony. We are now working to repeal this once & for all. We are now pushing forward LGBTQ+ tribal legislation that would impact Indian Country.
Long before Stonewall, our Sovereign Nations revered & honored our gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer & two-spirit family members. Diné teachings clearly share this history & affirm the sacred roles many of us continue to hold today.
We are resilient. Together with our families and through compassion, a greater Navajo Nation will come to be.
Ahéheé for your support. Let's get to work.
MISSION & VISION
To advocate & secure equal rights & protections for the Diné (Navajo) LGBTQ community & their families.
We envision the Navajo Nation as a safe, supportive & inclusive home for our gay, lesbian, bisexual, two-spirit & transgender family members.
LEADERS FOR EQUALITY
Navajo Nation Leadership
The Navajo Nation Council Chamber is the People's house and all are welcome here - including our gay, lesbian, transgender, and two-spirit family members. It is now time we review Navajo law to ensure it provides necessary LGBTQ+ protections, including the final repeal of the discriminatory Diné Marriage Act. Our citizens should have the right to choose who they love and be respected and accepted here within our great Nation.
- Speaker Seth Damon
Window Rock, Navajo Nation