I dressed when I as young and didn’t get caught but did get dressed up for play and a couple of events as a child.
I carried on dressing in secret. When I started to open up to my family I was surprised when they said they never suspected or knew.
Then when I came out to friends and colleagues I either told them and, on a couple of occasions just turned up to a pre planned meet up dressed. We’re still friends and go out too.
I really have been lucky.