Call me Latine is a resource dedicated to addressing gender and heteronormative bias in Hispanic and Latino culture.
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Latine is an Identity.
Latine (pronounced la·ˈti·ne) is a gender-neutral form of the word Latino, created by LGBTQIA+, gender non-binary, and feminist communities in Spanish speaking countries. The objective of the term Latine is to remove gender from the Spanish word Latino, by replacing it with the gender-neutral Spanish letter E.
While Latine primarily serves as an identity for queer, gender non-binary, and feminist communities, some who identify with the term have used the principles of the word Latine to remove gender in Spanish conversations. For example, many masculine and feminine words in the Spanish language end with the gendered letters “o” or “a”. Spanish speakers who identify with the term Latine may also use the letter “e” to remove gender from their Spanish conversations at home or in their communities. To learn more about this concept click here.
Frequently Asked Questions
- Why do you use the term Latine?
- How do you pronounce Latine?
- Do you have to speak Spanish to use the term Latine?
Learn more about the Spanish word Latine by visiting our FAQ Page.
“I hope Call me Latine is helpful to you and your journey of self-expression, and I hope you will share our resources with your community.”
James Lee is the creator of Call me Latine. A native of the U.S. border with Mexico, James was born and raised in the Rio Grande Valley, the most southern region of Texas. He identifies as Latine, Mexican-American, and queer. James’ pronouns are he, they, el, and elle.