Diné Equality, the largest Indigenous LGBTQ+ advocacy organization in the country announces our official endorsement of former Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States. Donald Trump and Mike Pence have divided this country and they have mishandled the Coronavirus pandemic in Indian Country. It is imperative we vote for sane, experienced, and inclusive leaders like Joe and his wonderful wife Jill.
“Vice President Joe Biden is the leader our community and our country needs at this moment in history,” Diné Equality founder Alray Nelson said in a press release. “He has a strong record of defending and fighting for LGBTQ+ equality, even when it was unpopular. Vice President Biden has pushed our country forward and we need to have his back. This November, the stakes could not be higher. Our LGBTQ+ relatives are vulnerable, we face discrimination and violence every day. This is because we simply want to be who we are. We need to ensure he is the next president of the United States and we urge all Sovereign Nations to do the same.” Diné Equality is working alongside tribal lawmakers around Indian Country to introduce inclusive legislation that will protect the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and two-spirit communities from hate crimes and bigotry during these uncertain times post-COVID19. It is imperative that we support the candidates who share our core values and will be true LGBTQ+ advocates. Our organization will be organizing the Native American vote and work alongside Sovereign Nations to ensure turnout numbers significantly increase this November - compared to 2016.
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