As the sun dips below the horizon, the colored lights turn on — bathing the Navajo Nation Council Chambers in rainbow hues as the crowd cheers. On June 28, the Navajo Nation kicked off Diné Pride, a two-day event in Window Rock, Ariz., the capital of the Navajo reservation. Geronimo Louie dances in a rainbow-themed shawl in front of the Window Rock park at Diné Pride. Half Navajo and half Apache, Louie spoke about the experience coming out as gay within those two cultures. Cayla Nimmo for NPR Diné Pride coincided with the 50 th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, when patrons at a historic gay bar in New York City fought back against violent police raids in 1969. The protests are widely credited with springboarding the modern gay civil rights movement...
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Navajo Nation's LGBTQ Pride Event Celebrates A Return To The Culture's History