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      Michelle McQueen
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      Registered On: June 14, 2021
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      Our group needs a new description beyond Transvestite and cross dresser. IMO, we are actually a third gender.

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      Celeste Starre
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      Registered On: June 26, 2018
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      Nothing. Transvestite is basically Latin for crossdresser.

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      Aurora Eden
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      Registered On: June 29, 2021
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      Hi Mia,

      Transvestite comes from the Latin root of ‘Trans’… Across, Beyond, Through and ‘Vestite’ from
      ‘Vestimenta Sua’ meaning ‘Clothes’.

      ‘Vestito’ is modern Latin, meaning dress so Transvestite just means ‘Trans Dresser’ or Crossdresser although as has been mentioned by some of the other ladies, the two words have picked up different conotations in recent history.

      Hugs,

      Aurora

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      Patty Phose
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      When I first started dressing and going out at 17, I was considered a transvestite or TV. I was good with that. I’m fine with being a crossdresser too.

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      stephanie plumb
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      Registered On: November 17, 2018
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      Paula is absolutely correct. The word transvestite was used by the medical profession to describe a medical disorder that they said could be treated. As such it fell out of favour as it became clear that this was totally incorrect. But the association is still there.  So it was ditched by the enlightened and replaced by the kinder word “crossdresser.”

      It’s derivate word “tranny” was used by the ignorant as a derogatory term, along with words like “poof” and “shirtlifter” for gay men, and “dyke” for gay women. The ignorance of the past should be left in the past and not perpetuated.

      Why anybody wishes to hang on to this anachronism is beyond me.

      I do not have the medical condition transvestitism. Nor do you.

      But everyone if free to call themselves whatever they wish. Just my opinion.

      Stephanie P

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        Jeannie Jones
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        Registered On: October 9, 2020
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        Well said Steph. For now I will stick with cross dresser. I do not fully dress and have no plans to transition as I enjoy both sides of my being. I have added various items to my at home fem but whether drab or fem I always have panties on.😊

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      LisaT
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      Perhaps it’s my age but I actually prefer the term transvestite, it seems less clunky to me. It feels right and fits in with other terms like a family such as transgender and transsexual and of course transformative which is how it feels. And of course the act of cross dressing feels like a a transportation of delight.

      Hugs

      Lisa xxx

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      Paula F
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      From my understanding and experience from long ago (pre 60’s to early 70’s), girls and people like us were ALL transvestites.

      The normies wanted to define us, so they built a word from Latin, and the mental health people tried to make everyone think it was a mental illness that could be treated.

      Time and resistance to that label slowly started a change in perception.  That change is slow, like all natural evolution,  and still a work in progress.  It is getting better though, and most people have dropped the transvestite label from their vocabulary.

      PaulaF

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      Donna
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      None just labels socity placed on us.

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      Clara Cross
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      Not a darn thing. Semantics my dear. That, and the passage of time.

      Best, C❤️

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      Mary Jane
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      From what I understand, there is no difference.

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