Hegemonic masculinity and the variability of gay-sounding speech: The perceived sexuality of transgender men

  title={Hegemonic masculinity and the variability of gay-sounding speech: The perceived sexuality of transgender men},
  author={Lal Zimman},
Sociophonetic inquiry into sexuality and the voice has often focused on the perception of men’s sexuality on the basis of disembodied voices. However, inconsistencies across these studies limit our ability to unite their findings into a cohesive model of gay-sounding speech. This paper focuses on variability among gay-sounding speakers by analyzing the voices of female-to-male transgender individuals, or trans men. Trans men who make use of testosterone typically experience a significant drop… 

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