I’m not familiar with the publication you mention. I do however remember reading in the daily newspaper, the Ann Landers advice column. More than once there was a letter from a distraught spouse who had discovered her husband’s stash and had turned to Miss Landers for advice. That column is where I learned the word, “transvestite”. Ann never held transvestites in high esteem. Always the writer was referred to counseling. It was clear to me, the twelve year old reader at the time, that transvestites and their ilk were to be avoided.
And now, if Ann Landers were still around, I’d tell her, “this transvestite is doing just fine, thank you very much.”