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Archives of Sexual Behavior

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 1–12 | Cite as

Are Transvestites Necessarily Heterosexual?

  • Bonnie Bullough
  • Vern Bullough
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Abstract

A survey of 372 male cross-dressers gathered data about present and childhood experiences and attitudes in light of the growing knowledge about transvestism. This article focuses on data related to sexual orientation, particularly in relationship to the definition of transvestism in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders of the American Psychiatric Association. It is argued that transvestism is not necessarily a heterosexual phenomenon.

transvestism sexual orientation heterosexual gender identity transgenderist 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bonnie Bullough
    • 1
  • Vern Bullough
    • 2
  1. 1.University of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles
  2. 2.State University of New YorkUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos Angeles

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