Internet, 2008

A hilariously futile attempt by white left-wing activists to refer to people, whose entire language and culture are based on gender, and who do not want to exclude gender, as they celebrate it — in a way which… doesn’t specify gender.

Despite the hilarious claims it has been used for hundreds of years, the term appears to have emerged in 2008 on social media, although having been seen in entertainment circles as a casting abbreviation. The first academic “paper” on it was “Mapping and recontextualizing the evolution of the term Latinx: An environmental scanning in higher education” by Adele Lozano Cristobal Salinas, in the highly-credible-sounding Journal of Latinos and Education.