Latinx is the gender-neutral alternative to Latino, Latina and even Latin@. We understand that Latinx has been mainly popularized in the United States and can been seen as a way of changing the Spanish language in a negative way, but we believe the term can also be used in a positive way. It’s part of a “linguistic revolution” that aims to move beyond gender binaries and is inclusive of the intersecting identities of Latin American descendants. In addition to men and women from all racial backgrounds, Latinx also makes room for people who are trans, queer, agender, non-binary, gender non-conforming or gender fluid.*
Used by scholars, activists and an increasing number of journalists, Latinx is quickly gaining popularity among the general public.
*Want to learn more? Check out this article.
The letter "x" is often used in algebra to mean a value that is not yet known. The name, "Latinx Golf" was created to connect the term Latinx with math (as one STEM field), hence Latinx.