- n. The condition of being a transvestite
- n. the practice of adopting the clothes or the manner or the sexual role of the opposite sex
“‘Superheroism is a kind of transvestism’ « Gerry Canavan”
“Superheroism is a kind of transvestism; our superdrag serves at once to obscure the exterior self that no longer defines us while betraying, with half-unconscious panache, the truth of the story we carry in our hearts, the story of our transformation, of our story’s recommencement, of our rebirth into the world of adventure, of story itself.”
“Candy — only in its second issue — describes itself as the "first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.”
“Transvestism: There are many different usages and meanings of the term transvestism.”
“Candy is, 'The first fashion magazine ever completely dedicated to celebrating transvestism, transexuality, cross dressing and androgyny, in all its manifestations.”
“Also, the Hebrew Bible mandates that men and women dress differently, probably to discourage transvestism, and other forms of what Moses termed perversion.”
“An old-fashioned vaudevillian romp with transvestism and a gay love story at its center, "La Cage" ran at the Palace Theatre on Broadway for more than four years, through the darkest stretch of the AIDS crisis, which decimated the cast, rendered Herman HIV positive and killed his partner Marty.”
“Contemporary literature from M. Butterfly to The Crying Game is strewn with successful cases of cross-dressing, transvestism, and memoirs by the transgendered.”
“The American Psychiatric Association and the American Psychological Association, among others, make a distiction between sexual orientation (heterosexuality, bisexuality, homosexuality) and paraphilia (pedophilia, ephebophilia, sadism, masochism, transvestism).”
“For instance, it might have legitimized same-sex attraction, or transvestism, as revolutionary practices.”
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