Gender Roles In The Relationships Of Lesbians And Gay Men

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Journal Of Homosexuality


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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