Signs Used in the Deaf Gay Community

  title={Signs Used in the Deaf Gay Community},
  author={William A. Rudner and Rochelle Butowsky},
  journal={Sign Language Studies},
  pages={36 - 48}
Introduction . This paper reports an investigation of signs of American Sign Language (ASL) relating to the Deaf gay community or used exclusively by its members. The participants interviewed come from various parts of North America, but all now reside in the Washington, D.C. area and belong to the same generation. We therefore consider them to be members of the same linguistic community. Because signs vary from generation to generation and from community to community, this study is necessarily… 

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