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Diné Transgender Leaders & First Native LGBTQ+ Woman in Congress selected as Pride Champions

The largest Indigenous LGBTQ+ Pride in the country has just announced its 2019 Champions. In the capitol of the Navajo Nation - Window Rock, Arizona - Diné Pride and Diné Equality have selected a international leader for Two-Spirit rights, a world-renowned Diné ballet dancer, the first trans woman to run for Navajo Nation President, and the first Indigenous lesbian women elected to the United States Congress as its 2019 Champions.

Our champions embody Diné Pride and through their leadership continue to be the change we need in our community. Mattee and Trudie have paved the way for so many LGBTQ+ youth to be who they are. Jock is an amazing mentor who is inspiring the next generation of Indigenous artists. And Sharice is paving a path for the next Native leader in American politics. All have inspiring stories that we need to hear and share.
- Alray Nelson, Chief Operating Officer