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Diné Pride is the official LGBTQ+ celebration for the largest Sovereign Nation in the United States.

Proudly hosted in Window Rock, Arizona - several virtual events are planned this year during these new times together.


Long before the Stonewall riots, the Obergefell v. Hodges case guaranteeing marriage equality, or the forced removal of our youth to boarding schools - our people recognized our existence in history. Being LGBTQIA+ meant you were a sacred being that was revered. Our Indigenous mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and sisters are to be uplifted, protected, and honored as the matriarchs of our Sovereign Nations. Through their leadership, we are resilient. That is what we are advocating for - families, sovereignty, & our right to be. 

Alray Nelson

Executive Director, Diné Pride

Lead Organizer, Diné Equality 

Curtis Berry | Creative Director

Tomahawk Martini | Entertainment Director

Rapheal Begay | Art Director

Brennen Yonnie | Finance Director 

Raymona Uentillie | Sales Director 

Josie Raphaelito | Program Director

Francis Geronimo Louie | Youth Director

Trish Arviso | Business Director

Nicole Garcia | Membership Director

Sheila Redhouse | Board of Director

Nicole Johnny  | Academic Director

Té Diamond Title | Board of Director

Leslie Lewinsky | Board of Director


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.

Phone: (505) 569-1516


Mattee Jim

Diné Transgender Leader

Michelle Sherman 

Founder, Celebrate Life Initiative

Oriah Lee

Two-Spirit Leader & Performer

Bry Cordell Smiley

Diné LGBTQ+ Youth Leader

Diné Pride is honoring & celebrating our LGBTQ+ relatives & reaffirming the sacredness of their heritage. There are many social disparities that affect our community & our Pride event hopes to reintroduce Navajo teachings that kept our LGBTQ+ relatives safe & revered - the way our culture recognized at one point in history.

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