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Saturday & Sunday Word: Latin@ & Transformista

Today's words taken from Cuentamelo: An Oral History of Queer Latin Immigrants in San Francisco, which ran in this week's free paper SF Weekly in San Francisco.

The words are chosen in honor of SF Pride's world famous Gay Day Parade this weekend and to acknowledge the scope and variety even within the community itself; language touches many aspects of life; it empowers us to express ourselves as well as observe our world more keenly.




la·ti·n@:

noun
Used by LGBT (Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender) of Latin-American race to acknowledge/indicate all genders.
latino = male, latina = female, some people identify as both or either.

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trans·for·mi·sta (tran(t)s-ˈfȯrˈmɪˈstɑ):

noun
Males who dress as females, including considering it an art (such as in Havana, Cuba).
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