Intersectional Friendships: Debunking Stereotypes About Odd Couples

Jan 31, 2013

Odd pair.
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Anna Muraco calls the relationships between gay men and straight women, and straight men and gay women, "intersectional friendships." By interviewing many intersectional friendships, Muraco found the stereotypical reason these relationships are formed is false and limiting in the way we view family, friendship and social norms. Muraco spoke at the University Book Store on January 16, 2013.

Anna Muraco is a professor of sociology at Loyola Marymount University. Her new book is called "Odd Couples: Friendships at the Intersection of Gender and Sexual Orientation."