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Orgullo Latinx: Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity

Co-Chairs: Aldo Barrita, B.S., Taymy Josefa Caso, Ph.D., Sam del Castillo, M.A., Kevin Delucio, Ph.D., and Dagoberto Heredia Jr, Ph.D.


The Orgullo Latinx: Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity special interest group (SIG) is a community of NLPA members invested in addressing the needs and challenges faced by Latinx sexual and gender diverse individuals.  Latinx sexual and gender minorities negotiate multiple marginalized identities and often experience discrimination in family, community, and institutional settings. As a group, we work to address issues of intersectionality including the intersection of sexual orientation, gender identity, race/ethnicity, national origin, and social class, among other critical identities. We promote and expand education, research, and the clinical application of affirmative practices that safeguard mental health and resiliency in Latinx people whose sexual orientation, gender identity and expressions, or reproductive development varies from culturally determined norms. Join us in this important work!

We achieve our goals by (1) creating a community where NLPA members and professionals serving, researching, and advocating for Latinx sexual and gender diverse people can network and share community-specific resources; (2) conducting and disseminating scientific and applied research focusing on the integration of Latinx, sexual, and gender identities; (3) providing education concerning the unique needs of sexual and gender diverse people, their families, and ally communities to NLPA membership, affiliates, and the public-at-large; and (4) increasing the visibility and mentorship of Latinx sexual and gender diverse people.

Please email us if you are interested in joining NLPA’s Orgullo Latinx: Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity SIG. We’d love to have you join our Latinx familia!