Launch of the Two-Spirit & Indigenous LGBTQQIA Mentors, Elders & Grandparents Support Circle – Idle No More
Brought together and supported by the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, the Two-Spirit and Indigenous LGBTQQIA Mentors, Elders, and Grandparents Support Circle is an effort to increase access to identity-affirming culture and support.
What we do:
The Circle aims to share information about community and cultural activities, including ceremonies, gatherings, events and workshops, to provide peer support and help facilitate access to culture in ways that are safe and affirming of our identities.
Who we are:
Circle members include Indigenous/Aboriginal community members who identify as Two-Spirit and/or along the spectrum of Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQQIA) as well as names or words from our Original languages. It also includes community organizers and youth leaders at Native Youth Sexual Health Network. This group is also open and inclusive of those who are questioning labels and identities as well as Indigenous community allies.