The Reception of Transgender Women in Online Women-Loving-Women Spaces

dc.contributorBaumle, Amanda K.
dc.contributorDe Los Reyes, Guillermo
dc.contributorOyarvide-Tuthill, Zelma
dc.contributor.authorRuiz, Andreina E.
dc.date.accessioned2022-07-11T14:26:07Z
dc.date.available2022-07-11T14:26:07Z
dc.date.issued2022-05-13
dc.description.abstractThis work explores the reception of transgender women in online spaces made by and for women-loving-women. The complicated and often transmisogynistic dynamics between transgender and cisgender women-loving-women have been well-documented, and there are many studies on the importance of online communities, especially for queer individuals; however, very little research has been done to bridge the gap between these two topics. For this study, 15 transgender women-loving-women who have been members of the Subreddit r/actuallesbians for at least six months were interviewed about their experience in the community and on Reddit in general in regards to their identity. Results indicated that transgender women are for the most part welcomed in r/actuallesbians specifically; though, their reception varies widely between Subreddits for queer women. Additionally, cisnormativity plagues even the most welcoming of communities for queer women.
dc.description.departmentSociology, Department of
dc.description.departmentHonors College
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10657/10496
dc.language.isoen
dc.relation.ispartofSenior Honors Theses
dc.rightsThe author of this work is the copyright owner. UH Libraries and the Texas Digital Library have their permission to store and provide access to this work. Further transmission, reproduction, or presentation of this work is prohibited except with permission of the author(s).
dc.subjectTransgender
dc.subjectWomen
dc.subjectWomen-Loving-Women
dc.subjectLesbian
dc.subjectOnline
dc.subjectReddit
dc.subjectLGBTQIA
dc.titleThe Reception of Transgender Women in Online Women-Loving-Women Spaces
dc.typeHonors Thesis
dc.type.dcmiText
thesis.degree.collegeCollege of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
thesis.degree.levelBachelors
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Arts

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