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Material on transsexuality and transvestism can be found here

It certainly is not as easy to change one's sex as to change the gender of one's clothes, and the change of either can be partial, but the change of sex, though not necessarily as complete, is less easily reversible.

For a comprehensive "A Gender Variance Who's Who", I recommend the reader visit

From Wikipedia (Retrieved Jan. 16, 2010): The term transgender (TG) was popularised in the 1970s (but implied in the 1960s) describing people who wanted to live cross-gender without sex reassignment surgery. In the 1980s the term was expanded to an umbrella term, and became popular as a means of uniting all those whose gender identity did not mesh with their gender assigned at birth.

In the 1990s, the term took on a political dimension as an alliance covering all who have at some point not conformed to gender norms, and the term became used to question the validity of those norms or pursue equal rights and anti-discrimination legislation, leading to its widespread usage in the media, academic world and law. The term continues to evolve.

Early in the 20th century, the great German sexologist Magnus Hirschfeld coined the term transvestite, combining the two Latin words, meaning cross-dressing. He, himself, was said to crossdress on occasion, but like many Latin derived terms, that has gone out of fashion, and today we speak more commonly of crossdressing, which seems to some to reduce the pejorative sense that it came to acquire until late in the 20th century when trans supporters became more active and successful. In the last decade or so, the category has come to embrace the three T's, which some call "Transgendered, Transexual, and two-spirited" and others call"Transvestite, Transsexual, Transgendered," sometimes having a category that used to be called Hermaphrodite, now called Intersex.


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