Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 14:47:55 -0400
From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]UTKVX.UTK.EDU
Subject: Re: gay
On Sun, 3 Mar 1996, M. Lynne Murphy wrote:
i just read a newsletter for a gay and lesbian organization that
repeatedly used the phrase "lesbians and gay women"
i wonder if this
usage has anything to do w/ the rather hard-and-fast butch/femme role-
taking here--the "lesbians" being the butches and the "gay women" the
First time I have seen that distinction made in that way ...
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