Winnebago Tribe takes action to address marriage controversy
April 14, 2022
Tyler LaMere (he/they) never felt like their two-spirit identity conflicted with their identity as a Winnebago person.
But when LaMere learned some of their tribe’s leaders had voted to not recognize same-sex marriage, he began to fear for themselves and other LGBTQ citizens of the Winnebago Tribe.
“It cut deep, but it was also very infuriating,” the 17-year-old young tribal citizen said. “As a Winnebago, it felt like I was conflicted with my identity at that moment.”