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Navajo Councilwomen march for LGBTQ+ Equality

Farmington, New Mexico, hosted one of the regions LGBTQ+ Pride Celebrations this month acknowledging the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots that occurred in New York City that spurred the Gay Liberation Movement. The event was hosted by community partners like Identity, Inc., and Capacity Builders.

Joining the Diné LGBTQ+ marchers in the historic Farmington Pride Parade was Delegate Charlaine Tso and Delegate Eugenia Charles-Newton. Both represent northern chapters on the 24th Navajo Nation Council.

As one of only three women represented on the Council, you will have me as a champion for our LGBTQ+ community members. From our children to our grandparents, we are all connected. Our traditional teachings provide us guidance on how we approach difficult issues. LGBTQ+ equality means fairness & compassion for all our people, so they can be who they are - free from hatred & discrimination.
- Councilwoman Charlaine Tso