Ty Defoe

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Ty Defoe
Gender identity Two-Spirit[1]
Occupation performance artist, musician, and educator

Ty Defoe is a Two-Spirit performance artist, Grammy Award-winning musician, and educator.[1] Defoe is from the Oneida and Ojibwe Tribes, and currently lives in New York City.[2] Defoe's 2011 music album "Come to Me Great Mystery" was awarded a Grammy.[3] One of Defoe's most notable performances was playing one of the "persons in charge" in the play "Straight White Men", alongside Kate Bornstein.[4]

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« Coming out as two-spirit was quite challenging because in Western society, the word for me is transgender — I would be a transgender male. But that kind of implies going from one gender to the next, and I was like, 'No, I think there's something else.'[1] »

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Mistry, Anupa (8 September 2016). "How Two-Spirit Fits Into LGBTQ America". The FADER. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  2. "Green Show Artist: Ty Defoe". Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  3. Caven, Febna Reheem (September 2015). "The Shapeshifting Artist: Ty Defoe". Cultural Survival Quarterly Magazine. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  4. Green, By Jesse (23 July 2018). "Review: 'Straight White Men,' Now Checking Their Privilege on Broadway". New York Times. Retrieved 9 December 2020.