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What's the difference between a crossdresser, a transvestite and a transsexual?

A crossdresser is someone who (for whatever reason) wears clothes conventionally associated with the opposite gender.

A transvestite is a crossdresser who learned Latin in school.

A transsexual knows that his or her physical body is at odds with his or her inner gender identity.

You first parents of the human race... who ruined yourself for an apple, what might you have done for a truffled turkey?
-- Brillat-savarin, "Physiologie du Gout"