Travel Advisories to the USA

by Little Guy @, Thursday, August 31, 2023, 10:22 (24 days ago) @ Yandosan

Interesting link.
I got a chuckle out of the acronym 2SLGBTQI+.
They're getting creative.

I haven’t noticed the term two-spirit used in American media. It is typically included in Canadian parlance.

Many elements of Canadian society, including most governments, have been developing recognition, acknowledgement, and adjustments to address First Nations and the effects of colonialism. This includes the concept of two-spirit in many pre-colonial First Nations cultures.

Due to its cultural, spiritual, and historical context, the concept of "Two-Spirit" is to be used only by Indigenous people. However, not all Indigenous people who hold diverse sexual and gender identities consider themselves Two-Spirit, many identify themselves as LGBTQ+.

Before colonization, Two-Spirit people were included and respected as valued community members, often holding revered roles such as healers, matchmakers, and counsellors, among many others. As part of the colonization process, there has been an attempted erasure of Two-Spirit people. The western religious values and belief systems that were imposed on Indigenous people condemned any sort of sexual or gender diversity, and Two-Spirit people were killed or forced into assimilation and hiding. One of many lasting impacts of colonization on Two-Spirit people, is an increased level of homophobia and transphobia within many Indigenous communities, which can often cause Two-Spirit people to leave their home communities (and subsequently, their families, land, and culture).


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