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Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits Records

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Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) is a volunteer organization whose self-described mission it is “to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural, and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people.” A volunteer organization, it offers “culturally relevant activities for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Native Americans, their families and friends. Two-Spirit refers to the commonly shared notion among many Native American tribes that some individuals naturally possessed and manifested both a masculine and feminine spiritual qualities. American society commonly identifies Two-Spirit People as Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual or Transgender.”

The collection consists of bylaws, administrative and financial records, meeting minutes, grant applications, materials relating to the organization’s yearly Two-Spirit Gatherings and similar events, newsletters, fliers, early website printouts, and related materials.

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Item Information:

Identifier
rx913q12b
Collection
Discovery Resources
Institution
GLBT Historical Society
Creator(s)
GLBT Historical Society
Dates Covered
circa 1990 to circa 2000
Genre
Finding Aids
Subject(s)
Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS)
Places
California > San Francisco County > San Francisco
Topic(s)
Native americans
Two-spirit people
Resource Type
Text
Language
English
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