Jun 17 2021


4:00 pm - 5:00 pm



Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride | Juventud en acción: Indigenizando el Orgullo LGBTQ+

How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male and female spirits. Native people who identify as more than one gender or possessing both spirits sometimes refer to themselves as Two Spirit.

Celebrate Pride Month by watching Indigenous youth working in the fields of education, health, cultural heritage and the arts to amplify Two Spirit and Native LGBTQ+ voices and issues.

Moderated by Anthony Bullard (Lumbee). Panelists include Ryan Young (Ojibwe), Souksavanh Keovorabouth (Diné [Navajo]) and Naomy Méndez Romero (Zapotec). Learn more about the panelists here.

Closed captioning and simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish will be available for this program.

Youth in Action: Conversations About Our Future is a monthly program led by young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working toward equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. Topics vary from month to month.


¿Cómo influye la identidad en el activismo? Muchos pueblos indígenas han reconocido a su largo múltiples géneros y aquellos que poseen espíritus masculinos y femeninos. Las personas indígenas que se identifican con más de un género o poseen ambas cualidades a veces se refieren a sí mismas como Dos Espíritus.

Celebra el Mes del Orgullo escuchando a jóvenes indígenas que trabajan en los campos de la educación, la salud, el patrimonio cultural y las artes para amplificar las voces y temas de las comunidades de Dos Espíritus y LGBTQ+ indígenas.

El programa será moderado por Anthony Bullard (lumbee). Entre los panelistas están Ryan Young (ojibwe), Souksavanh Keovorabouth (diné [navajo]) y Naomy Méndez Romero (zapoteca). Conoce más sobre los panelistas aquí.

Subtítulos e interpretación simultánea en inglés y español estarán disponibles para este programa.

Image Caption/Credit: A muxe (pronounced mu-shay) youth takes part in a procession during the Vela de las Intrépidas festival in Oaxaca, Mexico. Muxe identities are diverse and layered and have been part of Zapotec society since pre-colonial times. Jan Sochor/Alamy Stock Photo