Crossdresser vs. transvestite
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(Part of a conversation with a friend.)
I can't see crossdresser and transvestite as other than synonyms. I prefer crossdresser to transvestite for the same reason I prefer gay to homosexual. Transvestite and homosexual originated as diagnostic terms for a mental 'aberration.' They were the imposition of outsiders. And gay and crossdresser are more euphonic.
Definitions of transgendered are so varied that I do what the dictionary allows and use it both for people who wear the opposite sex's clothing or who use medical means to reverse their genetic gender.
Some transsexuals would cavil at my notion of the word transsexual. Since some people can't afford hormones much less gender reassignment surgery I use it for anyone who believes that they should physically become the gender they see themselves rather than what biology bestowed.