Your contribution will launch our movement forward as we bring LGBTQ+ inclusive events to the rural and urban areas of the Navajo Nation.
Our Pride Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. From our Board of Directors to our staff, each person is leading this movement. Join us!
All organizations, tribal programs, & vendors have to reserve booth space. Make sure to do that today!
Uplifting our Young People
In 2020, Diné Pride will honor our LGBTQ+ Youth who are the movement leaders & changemakers for our Sovereign Nations today. Before Manifest Destiny, the forced removal of Native children to boarding schools, and the Stonewall riots in New York City - our Indigenous gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, & two-spirit family members were revered and honored as sacred beings. Our young people are reclaiming that history & protecting sacred knowledge for the next generation.
Diné Pride is the official LGBTQ+ celebration for the largest Sovereign Nation in the United States.
Proudly hosted in Window Rock, Arizona - several events in June 2020 will include an Indigenous Youth Summit, Welcome Reception & Queer Showcase, Festival, After-Party, & a Drag Breakfast Brunch with indigenous LGBTQ+ headliners from around the country.
Ms. Mattee Jim
Naat'áanii LGBTQ+ Scholarship
A one-time $1,000 dollar scholarship to a high school Senior from the Navajo Nation who self-identifies as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or two-spirit. Applicants have made a significant contribution to the LGBTQ+ community and are addressing concerns facing their peers.
Diyingo Bee Da’ahiiniiatá Award
A one-time $400 dollar service scholarship to a middle or high school LGBTQ+ and/or Ally Club or Organization that serves a predominantly Navajo/Native student population. Student organizations must be active for one-year and are planning to make a significant contribution to the LGBTQ+ community addressing concerns facing their peers.
LEADERS FOR PRIDE
Long before Stonewall & Obergefell v. Hodges, our Sovereign Nations honored & recognized our existence in history. Being LGBTQ meant you were sacred & revered. That is what we are advocating for - families, sovereignty, & our right to be.
Executive Director, Diné Pride
Founder, Diné Equality
Board of Directors
DeAndra Wagner | Communications Director
Curtis Berry | Operations Director
Brennen Yonnie | Finance Director
Raymona Uentillie | Logistics Director
Josie Raphaelito | Program Director
Francis Geronimo Louie | Youth Director
Tomahawk Martini | Entertainment Director
Rapheal Begay | Art Director
Mariah Lizer | Veterans Director
Danny Atcitty | Sales Director
Tyson King | Membership Director
Trish Arviso | Board of Director
Jacoby Antone | Board of Director
Our Mission & Vision
We will honor & celebrate our LGBTQ+ relatives & reaffirm the sacredness of their identities.
There are countless socio-economic & educational disparities that impact our community. Diné Pride will reintroduce traditional knowledge & teachings that kept our LGBTQ+ relatives safe & revered - the way our culture recognized at one point in history.