Eight LGBT Native Americans You Should Know

In this month of celebrating Native American heritage, advocate.com brings us a photo profile of eight Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Native American’s:

Author Max Wolf Valerio

Max Wolf Valerio, author of riveting The Testosterone Files, the 2006 memoir of his transition from female to male, may just be the only man who also had an essay in the groundbreaking 1981 feminist classic, This Bridge Called My Back.Valerio’s work has appeared in a number of anthologies and he’s been featured in a number of documentary films including Gendernauts. Still a poet and author (one of his more recent works is in Trans/Love: Radical Sex, Love & Relationships Beyond the Gender Binary), Valerio is half American Indian from the Blackfoot tribe (his mother is from the Kainai (or Blood) Reserve in southern Alberta, Canada.

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