In Place of Columbus Day, Major University Celebrated Transgender American Indians

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Did you celebrate Columbus Day? The University of Virginia (UVA) didn’t. Rather, the school came up with something more worthy of heralding than an explorer’s discovery of a New World.


This year, UVA traded Columbus Day for “Indigenous People’s Day.” Beyond that, the school championed a gay/bisexual/transgender slant on the holiday.

On Instagram, the college announced thusly:

October 10th to October 14th: Indigenous People’s Day!
Moving Beyond Land Acknowledgements and Token Representations

Join us in celebrating all week, not only recognizing the struggles and impacts of colonialism on indigenous communities, but also honoring and celebrating the rich breadth of cultures, histories, accomplishments, and resilience of native and indigenous peoples!

Schools — like, seemingly, all other institutions — have quickly adopted woke language. Consider “impacts,” the pluralization of a word that was never in need of pluralizing, which has become a hallmark of virtuous optics. Also, curiously, “Indigenous People’s Day” does not, in fact, celebrate people who are indigenous. Experts believe the ancestors of American Indians came from Asia via the Bering Strait. Hence, American Indians, as with all others living in the United States, arrived here by way of migration. Additionally, therefore, American Indians are no more “native” than any other American.


Nonetheless, wokeness has its code, and code-talking appears all the rage.

As for UVA’s sexual spin on Columbus Day, the LGBTQ Center calendared an event called “Indigenous People’s Day: Two-Spirit Documentary and Discussion.”

Curiously, though “two-spirit” is frequently hailed as evidence transgenderism existed long ago, the term was coined fewer than 30 years ago.

From Huffpost:

Back in 1993, [lesbian Beverly Little Thunder] and other LGBTQ+ Native American advocates met in Chicago to discuss the creation of the first book by and for LGBTQ+ Native Americans. At the time, anthropologists were using the word “berdache” to describe Native people who did not adhere to Western gender and sexual norms, which translates to boy prostitute in Prussian. In an effort to institute their own term, the intertribal group shared teachings from their different cultures.

They arrived at “two-spirit” because “in many tribes if you are a two-spirit person, you embody both the masculine and the feminine,” Little Thunder explained.

Campus Reform notes UVA’s “Queer/Trans Student of Color Resources” page features a special section just for two-spirit students.


Concerning the aforementioned Land Acknowledgements, they do indeed impress as meaningless tokens. Who in the world would apologize for stealing something while simultaneously refusing to return it? These people:

Cornell University Announces It’s on Stolen Land During Commencement, Doesn’t Commence to Giving It Back

‘You Are Racist’: Images Pop Up Online Revealing San Diego’s White Privilege Wringing of Teachers

Catholic University Scraps Its Seal Because It Looks Like a White Man Is Giving Directions

American Medical Association Wokes Up, Cancels Terms Such as ‘Morbidly Obese’ and ‘Inmates’

Medical Students Denounce the Scientific Method’s Superiority and Promise to Defeat White Supremacy

Minnesota Proposes New Social Studies Standards That Call out ‘Whiteness, Christianity, and Capitalism’

UVA’s Columbus Day update serves as a symbol of social evolution. In times past, patriotism was arguably considered the greatest American good. These days, it’s been replaced by counter-cultural promotion and sexual ideology. Purportedly, Columbus wasn’t so great — but had he checked some preferred identity boxes, he might’ve made it into the University of Virginia’s contemporary commemoration.


For decades, school children sang, “In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue.” If only he’d waited a year yet been sexually ahead of his time, perhaps 2022 would’ve embraced, “In 1493, Columbus was LGBT” — or “two-spirit,” if you’re into the ’90s.



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