In honor of Pride Month in June, the Behavioral Health Administration recognized Two-Spirit people. Two-Spirit is a term used by Native Americans and spans across western categorizations of gender, sex and sexuality, holding diverse cultural and individual meanings. Two-Spirit is also an umbrella term under lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer, or LGBTQ+, that commonly refers to an individual who is Native American, regardless of gender, who combined activities of both men and women with traits unique to their status as Two-Spirit in their tribe.

Two-thirds of the 200 Native American languages spoken in North America are said to have…

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