- Author: Latimes.com by Gary Robbins
UC San Diego has begun using new words to refer to Latinos and Chicanos in a move that reflects the profound change that's occurring nationally in the way many people define their gender and sexuality.
The gender-specific terms Latino and Chicano are being selectively replaced with Latinx and Chicanx to promote acceptance of virtually anyone who falls under the headings. The change is being promoted by students, social justice activists and the LGBTQ community, which are trying to get people to look beyond conventional notions of gender, sex and appearance. As broadly used, Latino refers to people of Latin American origin or descent.
Latinx includes men and...
- Posted By: Myriam Grajales-Hall
- Written by: California Latinas for Reproductive Justice
A report by California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) provides insight into Latinas/os and their attitudes and priorities about sexuality, sexual health, and when and how to form their families and dismisses stereotypes like those propagated in some recent billboards in Los Angeles, California.
Based on interviews with about 900 English- and Spanish-speaking adult Latinas/os across California, the brief, “Unearthing Latina/o Voices,” examines Latina’s attitudes and beliefs regarding reproductive and sexual health issues, particularly around pregnancy;...