Our Issues: LGBTQ Latin@s
La Conexión Queer: Reproductive Rights for Latino(as) in the LGBTQ Community
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) Latin@s have been a part of movements for reproductive justice and sexual liberation for as long as these movements have existed. The specific health care needs of LGBTQ Latin@s, however – and more specifically the reproductive health issues of direct concern to LGBTQ Latin@s – have rarely been a focus of either LGBTQ or reproductive rights advocacy. While the concerns of LGBTQ Latin@s often mirror those of the LGBTQ population at large, a specific set of reproductive justice issues do arise for Latin@s in the areas of reproductive health, immigrants’ rights, and access to public benefits.
There are many opportunities for reproductive rights advocates to work with LGBTQ groups to ensure access to quality health care, and reproductive justice is not possible without LGBTQ liberation.