In Study 1a, male but not female participants avoided contact with gay individuals although they had only auditory information available, suggesting a subtle impact of voice on social exclusion of gay gender-atypical individuals or, vice versa, a preference for heterosexual gender-typical in-group members. Author information Article notes Copyright and License information Disclaimer. The elongation of vowels, nasality, and crispness of diction that make up a gay stereotype that has endured for decades. Archived from the original on November 1, American Journal of Human Biology.
However, there were no statistically significant differences the listeners identified, if they existed at all, based on intonation.
Do you sound gay? What our voices tell us – and what they don’t
National Center for Biotechnology InformationU. We can assume she usually deals with people recovering from strokes that have affected the parts of the brain related to language, or people with severe stammers. Bias in the workplace: Larger and more representative samples, and a direct comparison of speakers of different gender and sexual orientation in a full design, would be needed to draw more stable conclusions. The notion you would be pleased to find this out reveals an unthinking prejudice: Language and gender scholar Robin Lakoff not only compares gay male with female speech but also claims that gay men deliberately imitate the latter,  claiming this to include an increased use of superlativesinflected intonationand lisping. Are gay men and lesbians discriminated against in the hiring process?
After listening to each speaker, participants estimated the likelihood that the speaker played different sports and was enrolled in different fields of study. Peter Lang Publications; Are gay men and lesbians discriminated against in the hiring process? Emergent research in social vision: Sex differences in attitudes toward homosexual persons, behaviors, and civil rights: