Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ Program

Given the complex interplay of internalized and externalized racism, homophobia, and colonization factors that work to keep Two Spirit and Native LGBTQ individuals disconnected from both mainstream and cultural supports, our Two Spirit/Native LGBTQ program creates safe space for socializing and reconnection with cultural teachings that hold Two Spirits in high esteem. Through the development of therapeutic community based in cultural strengths, participants improve their individual mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing while also challenging the broader American Indian and mainstream LGBTs communities to address biases that serve to keep Two Spirit people in conditions of extreme health disparity.