The word Latinx gained momentum in the mid-2000s, primarily among younger community advocates in the U.S. Most articles trace the rise of the term based on internet usage starting roughly in 2004 and steadily gaining in popularity and usage each year. As explained by Raquel Reichard in their article Latino/a vs. Latinx vs. Latine: Which Words Best Solves Spanish’s Gender Problem:Continue reading “The History of the Word Latinx”
By Ian L. Haddock, Executive Director of The Normal Anomaly Initiative
For a long time, I found it as hard to say I was Christian in LGBTQIA+ spaces as I did to say I was Gay in Christian spaces. Two different kinds of fear, but all sparking from the same trauma. When you are considered “othered” there is a fear of further “other-ing” yourself while trying to control your narrative and be uniquely you. So, for me, being a Gay Christian was a double-edged anomaly amongst my peers.Continue reading “This is Our Outcry”
June is Pride Month and pride celebrations this year are particularly festive because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Inn riots. Beginning in the 1950s, with the founding of the Mattachine Society, and into the 1960s, LGBT rights and liberation organizations were working to increase awareness and decriminalize the lives of LGBT people in the United States. Most people though, trace the critical event that launched the LGBT rights movement in this country, to the riots that began at the Stonewall Inn in New York City’s Greenwich Village. At the time, police raids on bars catering to LGBT patrons were common, but the surprise raid by the police that night pushed patrons and the gathering crowd to fight back.Continue reading “Pride Month”
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. The goals of this event are to raise awareness about the need for all women to be tested and treated for HIV.Continue reading “National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day”
Achieving Together partners believe that all people should have the opportunity for good health. That’s why equity is one of our guiding principles.
Achieving Together aims to reduce health disparities and connect people to high quality prevention, care, and treatment. In order to make an impact, we need to address the underlying systems that prevent some people from having the same opportunities to achieve optimal health.Continue reading “The Cliff of Good Health”