Michael van Zeijl

Michael van Zeijl, they/them, is an Indigenous activist living in the Netherlands. Michael is the co-founder of several grassroots that became nationally and internationally known for several actions that dominated the Dutch media and for their lawsuits against the Dutch state.
A Bissu from the Bugis people of South Sulawesi performing a wedding ritual; an example of a culture specific identity

On visibility; culture specific identities

On #TransDayOfVisibility we wanted to do our extra best to give the spotlight to the least visible members of the transgender and gender diverse communities around the world. Thank you to Michael for reaching out and writing this piece on culture specific identities they titled "What an Indigenous person would like the queer community to know":