Questioning Gender and Sexual Identity: Dynamic Links Over Time

  title={Questioning Gender and Sexual Identity: Dynamic Links Over Time},
  author={Lisa M. Diamond and Molly R. Butterworth},
  journal={Sex Roles},
Dichotomous models of gender have been criticized for failing to represent the experiences of individuals who claim neither an unambiguously female nor male identity. In this paper we argue that the feminist theoretical framework of intersectionality provides a generative approach for interpreting these experiences of gender multiplicity. We review our previous research on four young sexual-minority (i.e., nonheterosexual) women who are participants in a 10-year longitudinal study of sexual… 
Stud Identity Among Female-Born Youth of Color: Joint Conceptualizations of Gender Variance and Same-Sex Sexuality
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Deconstructing the complex perceptions of gender roles, gender identity, and sexual orientation among transgender individuals
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Sexual and gender identities in transgender men: Fluid and binary perspectives
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Evidence of Diverse Identities in a Large National Sample of Sexual and Gender Minority Adolescents.
  • R. Watson, C. Wheldon, R. Puhl
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of research on adolescence : the official journal of the Society for Research on Adolescence
  • 2019
A national sample of sexual and gender minority adolescents (13-17 years) was analyzed to better understand how identity labels are reported across sexual, gender, and ethnoracial minorities.
Intersections of Race-Ethnicity, Gender, and Sexual Minority Communities
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Sexual orientation labelling: relational processes of trans identity development.
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Gender Expression as a Reflection of Identity Reformation in Couple Partners Following Disclosure of Male-to-Female Transsexualism
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At the intersection of sexual orientation and gender identity: variations in emotional distress and bullying experience in a large population-based sample of U.S. adolescents
Youth who report identifying both as lesbian, gay, bisexual or queer/questioning (LGBQ) and as transgender/gender diverse (TGD) had significantly higher levels of two measures of emotional distress and four measures of bullying victimization than those who report only identifying as LGBQ non-TGD or straight TGD.
Integrating the Study of Transgender Spectrum and Cisgender Experiences of Self-Categorization from a Personality Perspective
We advocate for the integration of transgender spectrum experiences alongside cisgender experiences (i.e., having the same current gender identity label as one's birth-assigned gender category) to


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Two Many and Not Enough
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A New View of Lesbian Subtypes: Stable Versus Fluid Identity Trajectories over an 8-Year Period
Research has increasingly documented that the distinction between lesbian and bisexual women is one of degree rather than kind, and some researchers have therefore argued for an end to sexual
Self-Made Men: Identity and Embodiment among Transsexual Men
In Self-Made Men, Henry Rubin explores the production of male identities in the lives of twenty-two FTM transsexuals - people who have changed their sex from female to male. The author relates the
Gender in psychology.
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Sexual Fluidity: Understanding Women's Love and Desire
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Sexual identity, attractions, and behavior among young sexual-minority women over a 2-year period.
  • L. Diamond
  • Medicine, Psychology
    Developmental psychology
  • 2000
There is more fluidity in women's sexual identities and behaviors than in their attractions, and this fluidity may stem from the prevalence of nonexclusive attractions among sexual-minority women.
Drawing on data from interviews with 65 masculine-to-feminine transgenderists, the authors examine the coming-out experiences of transgendered individuals. Drawing on the literature that shows gender
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Over the last two decades, women have organized against the almost routine violence that shapes their lives. Drawing from the strength of shared experience, women have recognized that the political
What We Got Wrong About Sexual Identity Development: Unexpected Findings From a Longitudinal Study of Young Women.
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