Two-Spirit Inuit share their stories of growing up queer in the North

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10/10/2023

Kuujjuaq, an Inuit town in northern Quebec, has been hosting 2SLGBTQ+ pride parades for the past few years – but Two-Spirit youth from the community say a lot of progress has yet to be made. Niivi Snowball, 16, said they’ve already made waves among the 2,700 people living in Kuujjuaq. At last year’s Aqpik Jam, they performed a song dedicated to their then-girlfriend. “When I walked off the stage, that’s only when I realized what I had done, because someone was like, ‘You’re so brave to have come out in front of so many people.’ I didn’t realize what I had just done, because to me, it was like a known fact and it was like, normal,” said Niivi.

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