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Cross-dressing (sometimes referred to as transvestism) is the preferred term for dressing in a manner generally associated with a gender other than the one one self-identifies as.
 Relationship with transsexuality
Persons who identify with a gender which differs from their genetic sex are transsexuals. They may dress as anyone else in their gender would without being a crossdresser. There's an old joke in parts of the trans community that a transvestite is a transwoman minus two years, but in practice they're different forms of gender variance that happen to overlap sometimes.
 Relationship with homosexuality
As Ed Wood went to great pains to explain in his masterpiece, Glen or Glenda, "transvestites are not homosexuals". They can be, but the two aspects are separate and only tangentially related.
 Cross-dressing and the Bible
Not surprisingly, this is another abomination. .
 Well-known cross-dressers
- Eddie Izzard
- Ed Wood
- J. Edgar Hoover
- Rudolph Giuliani — and there are photos to prove it!
- Larry Page — founder of Google.
- Twiggy Ramirez, which is what led to some of the fundie rumors of the 1990s.
- The Monty Python Lumberjack 
- The New York Dolls.
- Dame Edna, Danny la Roux, Ru Paul, Lily Savage
- Grayson Perry, artist