Marginalization Among the Marginalized

  title={Marginalization Among the Marginalized},
  author={Kittiwut Jod Taywaditep},
  journal={Journal of Homosexuality},
  pages={1 - 28}
  • K. J. Taywaditep
  • Published 26 March 2002
  • Psychology, Sociology
  • Journal of Homosexuality
Abstract Contemporary research has shown that a significant portion of gay men have traits, interests, occupations, and behaviors that are consistent with the stereotype of gay men as effeminate, androgynous, or unmasculine. A great number of gay men exhibit gender nonconformity during childhood; most, however, “defeminize” during adolescence, possibly in response to stigmatization and society's gender-role prescription. Only a relatively small percentage of gay men continue to be gender… 

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  • Political Science
    American Journal of Sociology
  • 1984
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