Date: Sun, 3 Mar 1996 14:47:55 -0400 From: "Bethany K. Dumas, U of Tennessee" 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 > femmes.) First time I have seen that distinction made in that way ... Bethany Bethany K. Dumas, J.D., Ph.D. | Applied Linguistics, Language & Law Dep't of English, UT, Knoxville | EMAIL: dumasb[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE] 415 McClung Tower | (423) 974-6965 | FAX (423) 974-6926 Knoxville, TN 37996-0430 | See Webpage at