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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 climb to reach the summit, but once there, discover that all roads lead down.
-- Stanislaw Lem, "The Cyberiad"



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