Title

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans-sexual Butch-Femme Subcultures

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2015

Abstract

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.

Comments

Entry in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (Second Edition) (Elsevier ), Editor-in-Chief: James D. Wright. Visit:http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/referenceworks/9780080970875.

Publisher

International Encyclepdia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, Elsevier

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