The NIWRC, StrongHearts Native Helpline, and the Alaska Native Women’s Resource Center want to acknowledge, support, and lift the voices of Native Two-Spirit, non-binary, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and/or questioning survivors of violence for Pride Month.

Across Indigenous cultures and communities, many traditional teachings uphold respect for all identities and celebrate diversity. As relatives, we must stand firmly against dangerous attitudes toward our 2S+/LGBTQ+ relatives and instead, use our Indigenous values and sacred teachings of love, respect, and compassion to advocate for them.

We see you. We support you. We honor your spirit.

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