"Not all First Nations who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgendered (GLBT) identify as two-spirited or two-spirit people, but for those who do, two-spirit is not just another word for GLBT. It is a new term that has been chosen to reflect traditional First Nations gender diversity, which includes the fluid nature of sexual and gender identity and its interconnectedness with spirituality and traditional world views. For some two-spirited people the term represents their distinct experiences and culture as First Nations, the loss of respected traditions through the impacts of colonization and the unique way that culture and gender are tied together"
"Suicide Prevention and Two-Spirited People" - National Aboriginal Health Organization (NAHO)
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the first teenagers of the 00s are coming soon
Let them come
I noticed the year 2000 on an intake’s birthdate last night and got horribly confused because the youngest we take is 12, then it hit me and I had to just sit there quietly for a few minutes.
(Source: baelor, via balance-khaos123)