LGBTQ Latin@s and Reproductive Justice

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.

(June 2011)