You must connect explicitly to central theories of gender studies. Connect your project to any ONE of these central foundations of gender studies: 1) feminisms of color; 2) queer studies; 3) masculinities studies; 4) trans-studies; 5) decolonization. These areas are certainly overlapping but you need to choose one for the purpose of your research project.
Once you click on the link to the left to your chosen theory area, you will see many articles. Choose ONE that relates best to the genre of your research.