More: lgbt

Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits prepare for seventh annual powwow
National
Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits prepare for seventh annual powwow (December 19, 2017)
Organizers are expecting a large crow for the Two-Spirits Powwow in San Francisco, California, on February 3, 2018.

Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas
National
Navajo student hosts first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell University in Kansas (December 4, 2017)
Bry Cordell Smiley, a citizen of the Navajo Nation, will be hosting the first-ever Two-Spirit powwow at Haskell Indian Nations University.

Terese Mailhot: Becoming a better ally after the Orlando shooting
Opinion
Terese Mailhot: Becoming a better ally after the Orlando shooting (June 24, 2016)
So many LGBTQ Indigenous people are born with gifts that communities fail to see and nurture.

Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well
Opinion
Brandon Ecoffey: Native people know tragedy and trauma too well (June 17, 2016)
Throughout the shared history of United States government and Native people there are several examples where gun violence resulted in the slaughter of many indigenous people.

Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violence
Opinion
Gyasi Ross: Taking responsibility for our role in anti-gay violence (June 17, 2016)
Adults who are tolerant, respectful and loving begin as children who are shown and taught tolerance, respect and love

Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs
Law | National | Politics
Proposed rule brings LGBT equality to Indian housing programs (May 24, 2016)
Tribal housing agencies can't discriminate against anyone based on sexual orientation, gender identity or marital status under a proposal released by the Obama administration.

Jennifer Denetdale: Navajo Nation commission examines gender violence
Opinion
Jennifer Denetdale: Navajo Nation commission examines gender violence (May 5, 2016)
Violence on tribal nations has its roots in colonization and it has taken new forms under capitalism and neoliberalism.

Charles Wohlforth: Native artist embarks on Shapeshifters project
Arts & Entertainment | Opinion
Charles Wohlforth: Native artist embarks on Shapeshifters project (April 25, 2016)
Jenny Irene Miller’s photography project will tell the world about LGBT Alaska Natives — shapeshifters, she says — including herself.

Indian Health Service to discuss Two Spirit issues in teleconference
Health | National
Indian Health Service to discuss Two Spirit issues in teleconference (April 8, 2016)
The May 5 call is part of the agency's attempt to advance and promote the health needs of an often overlooked segment of the population.

Nick Estes: Two-Spirit people facing discrimination in South Dakota
Opinion
Nick Estes: Two-Spirit people facing discrimination in South Dakota (March 7, 2016)
Like a broken pipeline spilling sickness across the prairie, South Dakota lawmakers often pump out hateful legislation that marginalizes our most vulnerable citizens, including transgender youth.

Annual Two-Spirit Powwow promises inclusion in San Francisco
National
Annual Two-Spirit Powwow promises inclusion in San Francisco (February 18, 2016)
The Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits organization is welcoming Native youth as head dancers for the first time.

Duane Brayboy: Outsiders tried to wipe out Native gender identity
Opinion
Duane Brayboy: Outsiders tried to wipe out Native gender identity (January 25, 2016)
Of all of the foreign life ways Indians held, one of the first the Europeans targeted for elimination was the Two Spirit tradition among Native American cultures.

Doug George-Kanentiio: All genders respected in tribal societies
Opinion
Doug George-Kanentiio: All genders respected in tribal societies (January 12, 2016)
For many generations western societies have had a difficult time with the issue of proper gender roles

Geoffrey Roth: A Tribal Day of Action on the Affordable Care Act
Health | Opinion
Geoffrey Roth: A Tribal Day of Action on the Affordable Care Act (December 11, 2015)
LGBT2S Americans, including American Indian and Alaska Native LGBT2S individuals, have encountered discrimination in the health care system for decades.

Indian Health Service sets second meeting to discuss LGBT issues
Health | Law | National
Indian Health Service sets second meeting to discuss LGBT issues (August 26, 2015)
The meeting will be held at Department of Health and Human Services headquarters in Washington, D.C., on September 11.

Transgender singer breaks new ground in treaty day contests
Arts & Entertainment | Canada
Transgender singer breaks new ground in treaty day contests (August 10, 2015)
Aalayna Spence competed as her chosen gender in two talent competitions in Manitoba.

Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting
Health | Law | National
Indian Health Service discusses LGBT issues at 'historic' meeting (July 28, 2015)
Acting director Robert McSwain said the agency is committed to serving the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and Two Spirit communities.

IHS requests public comment on LGBT issues in Indian Country
Health | National
IHS requests public comment on LGBT issues in Indian Country (June 22, 2015)
A public meeting will be held sometime this summer as part of a new initiative to address the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Stay Connected


News Archive

2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 | 2000