Monday, December 15, 2008

Word of the Gay: "Winkte"

A "winkte" is a two-souled person in Lakota (Sioux) Native American culture. "Winktes" are gay medicine men and were regarded highly by the community.

4 comments:

T. R Xands said...

Cool! We talked about winkte (and other people like them in some native american cultures) in my Women's Studies class, interestingly enough...

Anonymous said...

But aren't these people really transgendered?

Queers United said...

anon yes but there are many different words even within the transgender umbrella.

Anonymous said...

I don't feel they are trans at all, but GAY!!!! I'm so tired of the gay comm resisting the cont. to gender expression and sex ort....

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