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Babaeng Bakla: Friendships between Women and Gay Men in the Philippines

  title={Babaeng Bakla: Friendships between Women and Gay Men in the Philippines},
  author={Eric Julian Manalastas and Beatriz Torres},
  journal={Philippine journal of psychology},
In Philippine culture, babaeng bakla refers to women who associate with and develop close friendships with gay men and participate in gay cultural activities. This paper discusses a research investigation that examines the “babaeng bakla” phenomenon in the Philippines from the perspective of personality trait psychology. Using both imported and indigenous personality measures, we tested the hypothesis that women who are “babaeng bakla” might differ from other women along certain trait… 
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