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ERIC Number: EJ834546
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 29
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0360-1277
Stereotypes of Older Lesbians and Gay Men
Wright, Sara L.; Canetto, Silvia Sara
Educational Gerontology, v35 n5 p424-452 May 2009
This study examined stereotypes of older lesbians and gay men. Key findings are that older lesbians and gay men were perceived as similar to older heterosexual women and men with regard to aging stereotypes, such as being judicious. At the same time, sexual minorities were targets of unique stereotypes. Consistent with the implicit inversion theory, lesbians were conceived as similar to heterosexual men, and gay men similar to heterosexual women with regard to gender-stereotypic traits, and regardless of age. These findings suggest the persistence into late adulthood of the belief that lesbians and gay men are inverted females and males. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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