"When one commences to piece together the scattered references to deities and spirits of African-Diasporic spiritual traditions who are associated with gender and sexual diversity, one realizes that this phenomenon is among the most cardinal and widespread elements found in these traditions, especially in the Fon/Dahomean-influenced tradition of Vodou, with divine beings referred to as lwas (also, loas), and in Yoruba-influenced traditions, including Candomblé, Candomblé Caboclo, and Lucumí/Santería, with divine beings referred to as orishas. In Vodou, lwas associated with gender and sexual diversity include Ayizan, Mawu-Lisa, Nanan-bouclou, Silibo-Gweto, Legba, Ayida Wèdo, Danballah, Ezili, La Sirènn, Labalèn, Ogou Sen Jak Majè and Ogou Ferraille, the Gedes (including Gede Masaka, Gede Ossou, and Gede Nibo), and the Barons Limba, Lundy, Oua Oua, and Samdi."
Randy P. Conner, “Rainbow’s Children: Diversity of Gender and Sexuality in African-Diasporic Spiritual Traditions,” in Fragments of Bone: Neo-African Religions in a New World, ed. by Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, pp. 145