Toward an inclusive model of lesbian identity development: Outlining a common and nuanced model for cis and trans women

Charlotte Chucky Tate, Mercedes D. Pearson
2015 Journal of Lesbian Studies  
This article proposes an integrative model of lesbian identity development that places cis and trans women together as equal contributors. Two of the most influential current models of female sexuality are reviewed, and we use their commonalities to build the foundation of our integrative model. We also use Tate's model of lesbian identity as a scaffolding to integrate trans women's experiences alongside cis women's. Finally, we provide the outline of the Inclusive Model of Female Sexuality and
more » ... discuss the convergences and divergences that exist between cis women and trans women in the formation of lesbian identity.
doi:10.1080/10894160.2015.1076237 pmid:26701772 fatcat:66mea7xjrzew3mlde6cltgc57e