A gender-neutral term for people of Latin American descent. The Spanish language, like many languages, is gendered, using the feminine and masculine binary (Latina/Latino) and relying on the masculine as the default. Latinx is more inclusive of those who identify as trans, queer, or non-binary. 
Note: there is not universal agreement on the use of this term. Among native Spanish speakers, the issue against the term is largely linguistic. Many people refer to themselves as Latino or Hispanic. Defer to how an individual identifies themselves. 


Adapted from Merriam –Webster