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Femme (Lesbian)

Femme is a term used to describe a distinct group of lesbians who emphasize their femininity and feminine characteristics through the way they think and behave. This term may also be applied to gay men, although less commonly. In a butch-femme lesbian relationship, the femme lesbian may take on the female role as in a heterosexual relationship while the butch may take on the male role.

*The following websites were used as resources for this entry:
http://www.bg-lesbian.com/lesbian/2maineldef1eng.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Femme