Danny + Joe
Danny Grassrope and Joseph White Eyes are a young Lakota couple who divide their time between South Dakota's Lower Brule Reservation and Cheyenne River Reservation. Their story is vital in a landscape lacking queer love stories about Native couples. Danny and Joe, who are environmentalists, work hard to rally support around their efforts in Lower Brule, Cheyenne River and beyond. Yet at home they've never had to be LGBTQ+ activists. They come from big families in small communities, and traditional Lakota culture has historically treated Two Spirit people as regular members of the community, not marginalized or stigmatized. “Danny + Joe” is a story about acceptance, kinship and the role of traditional customs in a contemporary Lakota community.
"Danny + Joe" is unpublished. Please contact me for the full edit.