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LC control 85137104
LC classificationHQ76.97 HQ77.2
Topical headingCross-dressing
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See alsoParaphilias
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Scope noteHere are entered works on the practice of assuming a dress and manner not generally associated with one's gender for psychological gratification.
Found inMiller, R. The bliss of becoming one, 1996.
97-11130: Rowe, Robert J. Bert & Lori : the autobiography of a cross-dresser, 1997.
LC database, Mar. 25, 1997 (cross-dressing; crossdressing)
Trans Student Educational Resources, WWW site, Mar. 31, 2017: (Crossdressing (also crossdressing): The act of dressing and presenting as a different gender. One who considers this an integral part of their identity may identify as a crossdresser. 'Transvestite' is often considered a pejorative term with the same meaning.
National Center for Transgender Equality, WWW site, Mar. 31, 2017: (Crossdresser: A term for people who dress in clothing traditionally or stereotypically worn by the other sex, but who generally have no intent to live fulltime as the other gender. The older term "transvestite" is considered derogatory by many in the United States.)
Psychology today, viewed online Feb. 2, 2021 (Transvestic disorder: Transvestism is a paraphilia in which an individual experiences recurrent, intense sexual arousal from cross-dressing, or dressing as the opposite gender, and in which that person's urge to do so causes significant distress or impairment in his or her daily life. Cross-dressing itself is not a disorder, but dressing in the clothes of the opposite gender to experience intense sexual arousal may be, particularly if it causes significant impairment)