Divergence between descriptive and normative stereotypes/expectations for gay men and lesbian women

Previous research has shown people believe that the hobbies and preferences of gay men are similar to straight women while lesbian women are similar to straight men (gender inversion theory). However, what is not well understood is whether gender inversion assumptions also underlie normative perceptions of what gay men and lesbian women should(n't) do and be. 

Wednesday, November 8, 2023
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