When marriage equality was passed this year, it was a given that all LGBT persons who wanted to get married in this country could; but there was a part of our community who was left out of the celebration. In more that 550 sovereign Native American nations, same-sex marriage is still not legal. NBC North Dakota reporter Megan Mitchell recently did a three-part series on the issues that many Native American same-sex couples and LGBT community members are facing.
As featured in Morning Brew earlier today, Megan also reports on the rise of suicide attempts for Two Spirit community members, who were once revered by Native American tribes, but now face much discrimination. This is a subject that does not get the attention that it deserves, but hopefully this report will bring new and much needed focus to those who need support.