Why "Latinx?"

Posted by Alyse Burnside on 6/13/2016 3:00:00 PM

If you thought we'd mispelled Latino, here's an article on the term "Latinx," which includes gender queer and non-conforming peoples.

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"While there have been different iterations of Latino/a or Latin@, the 'x' is a helpful reminder that I live on the border, and I transgress the gender border at every turn. Latinx helps me remember my commitment to being disruptive in my gender expression. Identifying as aTrans*gressive genderqueer Latinx, I embrace living on the border of fe/male and the constant crossing over and disruption of normative masculinity." – Robyn Henderson-Espinoza, PhD  --Latina Magazine

Read the whole Article here:  http://www.latina.com/lifestyle/our-issues/why-we-say-latinx-trans-gender-non-conforming-people-explain


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