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transvestite

 [trans-ves´tīt]
a person who practices transvestism.

trans·ves·tite

(trans-ves'tīt),
A person who practices transvestism.

transvestite

(trăns-vĕs′tīt′, trănz-)
n.
1. Psychiatry A person with transvestism.
2. A cross-dresser. In this sense, the term is sometimes considered offensive.

transvestite

Sexology A person with a compulsion to dress as a member of the other sex, which may be essential to maintaining an erection and achieving orgasm. See Transsexual.

trans·ves·tite

(trans-ves'tīt)
A person who practices transvestism.
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Recognizing oneself or being recognized as transvestite, in the specified historical context of the 3rd of the H, was an important marker which was articulated to the political demands and, therefore, to the possibilities of exercising power in the locale.
The raped transvestites were included Chhotti, Diya, Sonia, Nomi, Jigri, Shahzadi and Wafa, Diya expressed grave concern over the police rude attitude with innocent creature of the society, There is none to provide dignity like other people of the society, and no one holds us in high esteem, she-male sobbed.
"The thing is, if you are a straight transvestite like me, you have all this boy stuff going on - mainly boy stuff in fact - as well as the girly stuff.
The youngster, who is attached to Peter Chapple-Hyam's stable and was recording his 12th success, came in for high praise from Transvestite's trainer John Hills, who said: "That was only his second or third ride for me and he gave it a real good ride.
Q A FRIEND took me to a club where transvestites were performing.
Simon said: 'At the time I genuinely thought I was a transvestite. I thought I had an alter ego as such.
Not a glamorous transvestite, not a diva, but a dowdy transvestite who shops in BHS.
"But I've always been a straight transvestite or a male lesbian.
De Souza balances vulnerability and longing with dignity and the vaguely regal, theatrical air common to transvestites. One of the few experienced actors on hand, Bocci plays a weak, potentially unsympathetic character as a conflicted, insecure man whose courage in pursuing what he wants surprises perhaps even him.
Even as a small boy he drove men mad with passion, and the ambitious Martha soon turns the alluring adolescent into a celebrated transvestite performer known as Sirena Selena (referred to throughout the book in the feminine).
In Vested Interests, her brilliant study of cross-dressing, Marjorie Garber writes of the "extraordinary power of the transvestite as an aesthetic and psychological agent of destabilization, desire, and fantasy." This power is so disturbing that people fight against it in many ways.
McLaughlin's solution is literally to "re-dress" the problem of Jesus' maleness by reading him as a transvestite, as one who shatters the opposed duality of male/female.