"One mae de santo, for example, stated that she was entirely accepting of gay men, saying that they were even sweeter than straight men; she then explained that butch dykes (sapatao) tended to be physically violent with their partners, like straight men. This religious leader's perception highlights another interaction between gender and sexuality: In her eyes, a gay man is like to a docile woman and a lesbian is more like what she called a machista (macho) man."
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