Gender Stereotypes in Same-Sex Relationships

Jesper Koch Bro, Ditte Jensen, Martin Valdemar Sachse Stokholm, Simone Ryegaard Kristoffersen & Line Falk Tranberg

Student thesis: Termpaper


Abstract Through five qualitative interviews with people that currently are or have been in same-sex relationship, analyzed by applying the theories of social constructivism by Peter L. Berger and Thomas Luckmann and Queer theorist Judith Butler, the project explores heterosexual stereotypes in same-sex relationships. The result is a thoroughgoing analysis where it appears from the interviews as if the interviewed people reproduce heterosexual stereotypical gender roles in their relationships, shedding light on the fixedness of our binary gender categories and difficulties of evading them.

EducationsBasic - International Bachelor Study Programme in Humanities, (Bachelor Programme) Basic
Publication date27 Dec 2008
SupervisorsLars Axel Petersen


  • queer
  • stereotypes
  • Social constructivism
  • Gender