LGBT stereotypes

LGBT stereotypes are stereotypes about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. The stereotypes are conventional, formulaic generalizations, opinions, or images based on the sexual orientations or gender identities of LGBT people. Stereotypical perceptions may be acquired through interactions with parents, teachers, peers and mass media,[1] or, more generally, through a lack of firsthand familiarity, resulting in an increased reliance on generalizations.[2]

The Dykes on Bikes motorcycle group in a pride parade, exhibiting a stereotype of butch lesbians.

Negative stereotypes are often associated with homophobia, lesbophobia, gayphobia, biphobia, or transphobia.[3] Positive stereotypes, or counterstereotypes, also exist.[4][5]


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