Bo Young is an accomplished author and educator of Two-Spirit traditions. He is writing the biography of Clyde Hall, Shoshone-Bannock elder. He was also much aquainted with Harry Hay "father of the modern gay rights movement. However, Young is not Native and finds a fair amount of resistance from Native Two-Spirits:
Unfortunately, although Two-Spirit traditions have survived and still seem to be evolving, there is a perceived rift between the Native and Non-Native Two-Spirit camps. The June 1997 Pride Issue of Village Voice features an article by F. Thomas Edwards, which argues a separatist vision, demanding "a safe space" for Native American Two-Spirits to assemble free from white "imperialistic control freaks."