Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-sexual Butch-Femme Subcultures
The terms butch and femme refer to two gender identities that are rooted in sexual minority women's communities. Butch and femme can be descriptions of gender expressions as well as gender identities. Within this article, the origins of these identities are reviewed, as well as the ways in which they have changed over time. Research on butch and femme identities, relationships, and experiences of discrimination is reviewed as is methodological issues related to this research.
Puckett, J. A. & Levitt, H. M. (2015). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-sexual Butch-Femme Subcultures. In J. D. Wright (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2nd Ed (pp. 870-875). Elsevier, Oxford, London.
International Encyclepdia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier