Two-Spirit John Miko Thomas is from the Chickasaw Nation in rural Oklahoma, and currently lives in San Francisco.

He is an artist whose interests range from painting and sculpture to performance art, and he has made the visibility of Native Americans in the LGBT community his priority.  Thomas -- through his drag persona, Landa Lakes -- has created the first Native American drag ensemble, the Brush Arbor Gurlz.

Experiences as a Desert Storm veteran, recognition as an outspoken activist, and perserverance in the fight for visibility and equality all help shape his identity.

A few photos, with more to come...