Title

Gender Roles In The Relationships Of Lesbians And Gay Men

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1982

Published In

Journal Of Homosexuality

Abstract

Recent research on gay male and lesbian couples suggest that traditional gender-role-playing sometimes occurs in their relationships, though it is less common than findings. First were considering reasons why partners of the same gender might engage in gender-role-playing. Second we discuss the processes that might be involved in allocating masculine and feminine roles to partners in a couple. Finally, we consider the finding that traditional gender roles area associated with diminished satisfaction and suggest possible reasons why this might be so.

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