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Arizona Two Spirit Powwow returns for a second year
Arizona Two Spirit Powwow returns for a second year (February 5, 2020)

The PFLAG Phoenix Native American Chapter, known as Native PFLAG, will host the 2nd Annual Arizona Two Spirit Powwow at South Mountain Community College’s Performing Arts Center Amphitheater.


RECAP: Large Indigenous contingent marches in historic World Pride parade
RECAP: Large Indigenous contingent marches in historic World Pride parade (July 2, 2019)

A large contingent of Indigenous people expressed their unity, resilience and culture at the historic Pride March in New York City.


Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops
Cronkite News: House votes largely along party lines to support transgender troops (March 29, 2019)

Amid a symbolic vote on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration's ban on transgender military service is moving forward.


Cronkite News: Support grows for anti-discrimination legislation in Arizona
Cronkite News: Support grows for anti-discrimination legislation in Arizona (January 31, 2019)

Arizona is one of many states that does not protect employees from being fired, denied housing or refused service because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.


Native women in Congress show solidarity with transgender troops
Native women in Congress show solidarity with transgender troops (January 23, 2019)

The first two Native women in Congress are defending the rights of transgender troops in light of the Trump administration's attempts to restrict their military service.


Native candidate edged out in race for another seat in Congress
Native candidate edged out in race for another seat in Congress (November 8, 2018)

It looks like Yvette Herrell, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, won't be joining two other Native women in Congress.


Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate
Republican official unleashes ugly attack on Native candidate (October 10, 2018)

A Kansas Republican unleashed a racist, homophobic attack on Sharice Davids, a Democrat running for U.S. Congress.


Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men
Mark Trahant: More Native women are running for office than men (September 4, 2018)

From Yvette Herrell in New Mexico to Paulette Jordan in Idaho, it's been a record year for Native women candidates.


Hate in America: A millennial white male phenomenon
Hate in America: A millennial white male phenomenon (August 24, 2018)

The face of hate is changing in America, and millennial males are at the forefront.


Hate in America: Millions across the country are victims
Hate in America: Millions across the country are victims (August 21, 2018)

More than 2.4 million crimes, whose victims suspect were motivated by hate, were committed across the United States between 2012 to 2016.


Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota
Sharice Davids couldn't get Indian housing in South Dakota (August 14, 2018)

U.S. Congressional candidate Sharice Davids had trouble finding housing when she lived and worked on the Pine Ridge Reservation a few years ago.


Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates
Another Native woman advances in historic year for Native candidates (August 8, 2018)

Another Native woman is making history after winning her primary for a U.S. Congress seat in Kansas.


Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits prepare for seventh annual powwow
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.