Sharice Davids is the first LGBTQIA+ Native American in the US Congress

Sharice Daivids

Sharice Lynnette Davids is a Native American attorney, former mixed martial artist, and politician serving as the U.S. representative from Kansas’s 3rd congressional district since 2019.

As the first LGBTQIA+ Native American in Congress, Davids has been fighting for representation and environmental activism throughout the U.S. She is a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation born in Frankfurt, Germany, to a single mother who was a drill sergeant in the army.

She began her work in politics in 2016 when she earned a White House Fellowship and ran for a seat in Kansas at the House of Representatives in 2018.

Today across the Americas, Native American women have continued the arduous work of preserving the environment, pushing for Indigenous rights, and representing their diverse communities in business, government, and the arts.