Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS)Gilbert Baker Pride Founder’s AwardSelected by SF Pride Board of Directors
Gilbert Baker Pride Founder’s Award
For those who have made a significant and historical impact on the LGBTQ community and the movement for LGBTQ rights.Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits (BAAITS) exists to restore and recover the role of Two-Spirit people within the American Indian/First Nations community by creating a forum for the spiritual, cultural, and artistic expression of Two-Spirit people. BAAITS is a community-based volunteer organization offering culturally relevant activities for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex Native Americans, their families, and friends, which includes hosting our annual Two-Spirit Powwow. Two-Spirit refers to the commonly shared notion among many Native American tribes that some individuals naturally possess and manifest both masculine and feminine spiritual qualities. Bay Area American Indian Two-Spirits comes together to socialize, share, and network in an alcohol and drug-free environment.