Frock is full of Drag and Transgender-related articles, features and stories which will be of interest to Transsexuals, Crossdressers, Drag Queens, Transvestites and Intersexed people everywhere, and it’s completely free! The current desktop issue of Frock is always FREE, FREE, FREE but previous issues also remain available in our archive, for which we charge a small annual fee.Transgender people are sometimes called transsexual if they desire medical assistance to transition from one sex to another.However, these assertions are contested by the Transgender Health Program (THP) at Fenway Health in Boston.
The term transgender is also distinguished from intersex, a term that describes people born with physical sex characteristics "that do not fit typical binary notions of male or female bodies".
The counterpart of transgender is cisgender, which describes persons whose gender identity or expression matches their assigned sex.
Transgender is also an umbrella term: in addition to including people whose gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex (trans men and trans women), it may include people who are not exclusively masculine or feminine (people who are genderqueer or non-binary, including bigender, pangender, genderfluid, or agender).
transgender people may identify as heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, asexual, or may decline to label their sexual orientation.
In addition to trans men and trans women whose binary gender identity is the opposite of their assigned sex, and who form the core of the transgender umbrella, being included in even the narrowest definitions of it, several other groups are included in broader definitions of the term.
These include people whose gender identities are not exclusively masculine or feminine but may, for example, be androgynous, bigender, pangender, or agender—often grouped under the alternative umbrella term genderqueer they are usually excluded, as are transvestic fetishists (because they are considered to be expressing a paraphilia rather than a gender identification) and drag kings and drag queens (who are performers and cross-dress for the purpose of entertaining).
Drag artists have a long tradition in LGBT culture.
Generally the term drag queen covers men doing female drag, drag king covers women doing male drag, and faux queen covers women doing female drag.
People who cross-dress in public sometimes may have a desire to pass as the opposite gender, so as not to be detected as a cross-dresser.
The term transvestite and the associated outdated term transvestism are conceptually different from the term transvestic fetishism, as transvestic fetishist describes those who intermittently use clothing of the opposite gender for fetishistic purposes.
Androgyne is also sometimes used as a medical synonym for an intersex person.