September 15 through October 15 is known as Latinx Heritage Month. Historically known as Hispanic Heritage Month, it has evolved to take on a variety of names, such as Latino/Latinx/Latine Heritage Month.
Incorporating the terms “Latinx” and “Latine” provide ways to include more individuals within the Latin diaspora and LGBTQ folks of varying genders as well.
This time is used to celebrate and remember the rich history and accomplishments of Latinx folks. And sure, during this time we do so, but we also celebrate the Latinx community each and every day.
Check out this list of LGBTQ Latinx powerhouses you should know. While this is a snippet of amazing queer and trans individuals from the Latinx community, know that there are plenty more where this list came from. Tessa Thompson (she/her) – Panamanian and MexicanA post shared by Tessa Thompson (@tessamaethompson)The talented actress, singer, and producer continues to make us marvel at everything she does.