More than surface tension: femmes in families.

  title={More than surface tension: femmes in families.},
  author={Arlene Istar Lev},
  journal={Journal of lesbian studies},
  volume={12 2-3},
This article raises questions about the lack of scholarly focus on butch/femme couples and their absence in studies of lesbian couples and family-building. In an era of lesbian marriage and lesbian parenting, femme and butch coupling and family-building remain unspoken topics within family studies, including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT)-specific research. Moving beyond a focus on eroticism within the femme/butch couple, questions about how gender expression impacts other… CONTINUE READING

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