Native American culture is diverse and rich with heritage. This blog post will explore the history of LGBTQ rights in the Cherokee Nation, touch on traditional values and beliefs, and provide a few resources for those seeking more information.
The Eastern Band of Cherokee will not recognize same-sex marriages at the Qualla Boundary in North Carolina.
The Cherokee Nation is not the only Native American tribe with an evolving view on LGBTQ rights. There are many different tribes in North Carolina that have similar views, and they all face their own unique challenges. For example, some of these tribes believe that same-sex marriage is permissible while others do not condone it at all.