The East Coast Two Spirit Society (EC2SS) is devoted to Two Spirit Native American and First Nations communities and the reduction of bias and discrimination due to lack of information. The EC2SS provides information to the general public and support and services to Two Spirit Natives, formerly known as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or gender non-conforming. EC2SS works to increase the positive visibility of Two Spirit communities and to provide safe, supportive opportunities for social, traditional and recreational interactions that are culturally appropriate to them. EC2SS also strives to reach Two Spirit youth and their families, to provide emotional support, care and a community of people who have experienced the challenges of being Native and Two Spirit, often while living and working in Native and other communities where they may not be fully welcomed or supported themselves.
Since the East Coast Two Spirit Society covers the Northeast Region of Turtle Island (North America), we strive to follow the dominant leadership structure of the Longhouse tradition. Although, other structures were used (Wikiup, Wigwam), the tradition of the Longhouse from the Common Law of the 5 Longhouse Nations (Seneca / Cayuga / Onendaga / Oneida / Mohawk) is how we govern ourselves.
The Five Nations (Haudenosaunee) are from West to East;
Seneca / Cayuga / Onendaga / Oneida / Mohawk
Although we govern ourselves after this tradition, we include ALL Nations. As our family grows and gets bigger, our structure (Longhouse) gets bigger.
We still recognize the modern positions for bureaucratic reasons.
If you would like to make a donation or contribute in some way to the East Coast Two Spirit Society, please contact us below:
East Coast Two Spirit Society
401 Roup Avenue