WHY DO YOU USE THE TERM “LATINX”?
At SARC we want to offer safe and inclusive services to all types of people, regardless of their race, beliefs, sexual orientation, gender/sex, etc. We recognize that in Spanish, linguistic gender exists in such a way that requires individuals to identify with a binary gender. The terms “latinA”, “latinO” or “latin@” exist in a binary, and only include cis-male and cis-women, and do not represent the entire gender spectrum. When we use the “x”, our purpose is to provide a gender-neutral word, so everyone may feel welcome.