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Butch lesbians trans folks alike saw a reflection of themselves in Feinberg’s work.

Butch has been connected to trans identities, and some who identified as butch women went on to identify as trans men or transmasculine.

And with migration to the cities, bars that specifically cater to these women can thrive.

While butches among gay men are often seen as desirable, they were also viewed with suspicion as hiding their gay identities.

Ellen De Generes debuted her talk show after coming out on her sitcom less than a decade before.

With sneakers and blazers, she was the quintessential soft butch.

But, more than “masculine lesbian,” what is the definition of “butch”?

Writers have questioned what makes a butch woman in particular: Is it her style, what she does in bed, or who she’s attracted to? Looking back on this era, scholar Gayle Rubin wrote that “‘butches’ identify primarily as masculine or prefer masculine signals, personal appearance, and styles.” This identity thrived in nightlife. ” was a question that the Lesbian Herstory Archives founder Joan Nestle recalls being asked as soon as she would walk into a bar.

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