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TWO SPIRITS in the White House!

Awards, Blog Jun 14, 2012 2 Comments

TWO SPIRITS has been invited to the White House for a special event on June 15th with President Obama in celebration of LGBT and Two-Spirit people! We’re going to have even deeper impact now.

TWO SPIRITS is nominated for a GLAAD award

Awards Jan 31, 2012 No Comments

The Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD), the nation’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) media advocacy and anti-defamation organization, announced today the nominees for its 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards and TWO SPIRITS was among them!

By recognizing and honoring media for outstanding images of the LGBT community, the GLAAD Media Awards serve as a benchmark for the media industry and complement GLAAD’s work to bring LGBT images and stories to Americans.

The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community and the issues that affect their lives.

“As media continue to tell new stories about LGBT people and families, a majority of Americans now support full equality of LGBT Americans,” said Mike Thompson, GLAAD’s Acting President.  “This year’s nominees enlighten and entertain, while spotlighting the diversity of our community. Audiences expect to see their own worlds reflected in media, and today more than ever, those include the lives of LGBT people. Viewers know that LGBT characters and stories are simply natural extensions of, and glimpses into, their own experiences from across America.”

A complete list of GLAAD Media Awards nominees is available at

Two Spirits wins the PBS Audience Award

Awards Jul 31, 2011 No Comments

After breaking all records for audience engagement in the history of PBS-Independent Lens, TWO SPIRITS  received the Audience Award as the highest-rated film of the 2010-11 season by online voting and other measures of audience support!

Thousands of meaningful conversations emerged online as the film was screened 1,495 times across 140 stations from June 14-29th, 2011.

Over 150 nonprofit partner organizations participated in special screenings attended by over 50,000 people in 100 cities nationwide. In nineteen days 5,000 people commented on the film and over 2 million read about it on Facebook.

Thanks to all who supported by watching, voting and spreading the word about TWO SPIRITS!


More Articles:

Independent Lens blog:  Audience Award Winner Two Spirits Was a Community Effort

indieWIRE blog: Two Spirits Receives the Audience Award from PBS-Independent Lens