Trendy Soho House updates its website to confirm it is fully LGBTQIA2S+ friendly

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London Just Got More Welcoming To Two-Spirit Native Americans With Masculine And Feminine Traits (And A Love Of Expensive Cocktails): Trendy Soho House Updates Website To Confirm It’s Fully LGBTQIA2S+ Friendly

  • Classy club chain contestants Soho House are now wondering if they’re LGBTQIA2S+
  • The new “2S” is for native North Americans with both male and female traits
  • First coined in 1990, it’s unclear how many members of Soho House identify it
  • The chain’s spokesperson said: ‘Soho House has always been an inclusive space’

It’s an acronym that keeps growing, as would-be members of celebrity favorite club Soho House find out.

Classy club chain contestants are now being asked if they identify as LGBTQIA2S+, which stands for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and/or questioning, intersex, asexual, two-spirit and other. Two years ago, Soho House only used the acronym LGBTQ+ on its website. This was later expanded to LGBTQIA+, but it has now added the lesser-known 2S – or Two-Spirit – which is a term for Native North Americans who exhibit both masculine and feminine traits.

It was first coined in 1990 at an aboriginal conference in Winnipeg, Canada. It is unknown how many members of Soho House identify as Two-Spirit.

According to its website, the question, which is not used to judge entries, is intended to “help us better understand the diversity of our membership.”

Applicants joining the ultra-exclusive Members’ Club (Dean Street headquarters pictured) will be invited

Candidates can answer “yes”, “no” or “prefer not to answer”. Other questions relate to gender, pronouns, and whether candidates “identify as neurodiverse,” i.e., non-standard thought patterns.

Soho House, originally aimed at artists, politics and the media, was launched above a restaurant in central London in 1995. It now has 33 “houses” across Europe, North America and Asia, with four more opening soon, including in Brighton. , Copenhagen and Stockholm. Its more than 100,000 members pay £1,100 for access to one branch or £2,500 for access to all.

A spokesperson for the channel said: “Soho House has always been an inclusive space for our global members and we believe in providing more options to help them better identify and represent oneself.”

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