Stud Identity Among Female-Born Youth of Color: Joint Conceptualizations of Gender Variance and Same-Sex Sexuality

Laura E. Kuper, Laurel Wright, Brian Mustanski

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

Abstract

Little is known about the experiences of individuals who may fall under the umbrella of "transgender" but do not transition medically and/or socially. The impact of the increasingly widespread use of the term "transgender" itself also remains unclear. The authors present narratives from four female-born youth of color who report a history of identifying as a "stud." Through analysis of their processes of identity signification, the authors demonstrate how stud identity fuses aspects of gender and sexuality while providing an alternate way of making meaning of gender variance. As such, this identity has important implications for research and organizing centered on an LGBT-based identity framework.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)714-731
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of Homosexuality
Volume61
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - May 2014

Keywords

  • LGBT
  • developmental trajectories
  • gender nonconformity
  • identity configuration
  • identity development
  • identity signification
  • sexual orientation
  • stud
  • transgender

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Education
  • Psychology(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Stud Identity Among Female-Born Youth of Color: Joint Conceptualizations of Gender Variance and Same-Sex Sexuality'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this