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Encyclopedia > Transvestite
  • For a discussion of the history and current usage of the term transvestite, see transvestism.
  • For general information about cross-dressing, see cross-dressing.
  • For information about male-to-female cross-dressing as a performing art, see drag queen.
  • For information about non-fetish female-to-male cross-dressing, see drag king.
  • For information about cross-dressing as part of a sexual fetish, see transvestic fetishism.

See also: List of transgender-related topics The term transvestism has undergone several changes of meaning since it was coined in the 1910s; and it is still used in all of these meanings except the very first one. ... This articles is about cross-dressing in general, that is the act of wearing the clothing of another gender for any reason. ... Drag queens Luc DArcy and Jerry Cyr and friend at Montreals 2003 Divers/Cité pride parade Drag queens are performers - usually gay men, sometimes transgendered women - who dress in drag, clothing associated with the female gender, usually highly exaggerated versions thereof. ... Drag kings are female-bodied or female-identified persons who either temporarily attempt to pass as men, usually off-stage, or perform male characters in often ostentatious mens clothes on stage, often with hilariously exaggerated macho attitudes, or show and/or perform a mixture of male and female characteristics, both... Transvestic fetishism is a sexual fetish for the clothing of the opposite gender. ... Transgender is a very complex topic, where definitions are often still up in the air. ...


Wikipedia is not a dictionary, so the above internal links should not be viewed as definitions. For a selection of dictionary definitions, see onelook.com or visit Wiktionary:Transvestite


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