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for the East Bay (Contra Costa & Alameda Counties) and the San Francisco Bay Area.

 Two-Spirit: A Definition and a Vision

   The term Two-Spirit was coined in the early 90's by Native Americans during a lesbian and gay gathering in Winnipeg.  Many contempory LBGTI Native Americans use Two-Spirit to maintain cultural continuity with past cultures where some individuals possessed and manifested a dynamic balance of both feminine and masculine energies, making them inherently sacred people. 

   Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) is an organization for Two-Spirit people to explore their rich heritage in a safe environment.  BAAITS offers culturally relevant activities for LGBT individuals of Native American ancestry and their families and friends.

Contact:  Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits : www.baaits.org

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