“Bakla” is often used as a slur – But the word has its roots in indigenous language and culture, and a time when Queer identities were revered. Rise and Shine. The World is Doomed. The Nib, delivered to your inbox every AM. Leave this field empty if you're human: More from Trinidad Escobar Fire and RainInto the DeepWho Gets to Live in the City of the Future?