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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

Native Peoples Respond to HIV/AIDS

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Protect our culture, 1980s-1990s

Historically accepted among a number of Native nations for their embodiment of male and female spirits, gay or “two-spirit” Native men have long faced homophobia, which was introduced early on in Native communities by the dominant American culture. Few campaigns addressed this audience directly. Instead, most focused responsibility on all Native men.

  • Publisher(s):
    Inter-Tribal Council of Arizona
  • Type:
Color photograph of two American Indian men standing in front of a pond looking at the viewer.