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Paul Ross refers to Shel­don Nunez-Ve­larde’s iden­tity of twospirit as be­ing gay [ FT361:42]. While Nunez-Ve­larde may well iden­tify as gay, two-spirit does not nor­mally carry this mean­ing within Na­tive Amer­i­can cul­ture. It gen­er­ally means that the per­son sees them­selves as both male and fe­male, ir­re­spec­tive of their bi­o­log­i­cal sex, and also has spe­cific cul­tural mean­ing and place for some Na­tive Amer­i­can peo­ples. Much more in­for­ma­tion on two-spirit peo­ple and their sig- nif­i­cance can be found at https:// along with a quick Google of the term. Dave Z˙ar­ski-Riley Manch­ester

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