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Cross Dressing Information is available for download from The Gender Centre, and are available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader or similar to view and print P.D.F. files. If you don't have Acrobat Reader you can download it for free at the Adobe website.

A CROSS-DRESSER COMES OF AGE

Article appeared in Polare 66, January 2006

Doctors and academics rarely write good autobiographies, Alice in Genderland by Richard Novic is an exception as it sends us on a whistle-stop tour of Richard's life as a trainee psychiatrist and his sometimes alter ego cocaine-sniffing and sexually available Alice ... 

FORMER SEAHORSE SOCIETY PRESIDENT SHARES HER COLLECTED THOUGHTS AND EXPERIENCES

Article appeared in Polare 63, May 2005

The types of issues that cross-dressers often encounter usually fall within two broad reaching categories: relationship issues and personal well-being writes Lynne from Sydney's cross-dressing self-help support organisation, the Seahorse Society ... 

WHY? WHY NOT?

Article appeared in Polare 100, August 2014

Katherine Cummings delves into the world of stage theatre, big and small screens past and present and takes a look at cross-gender roles in those stage plays movies/television. She also takes a look at who are the people playing transgender and gender-diverse roles and whether they should be played solely by transgender actors ... 

INTERSEXUALS AND FEMININE HUSBANDS

Article appeared in Polare 9, October 1995

Africa offers a great range of gender crossing. There are examples of crossing gender by both sexes, men and women taking on the roles of the opposite sex without adopting the appropriate dress and women taking other women as their husbands ... 

BALANCING HIRSELF AS A PERSON WITH TWO SPIRITS

Article appeared in Polare 28, December 1998

Dennis and Madeline have been married for 25 years and have three adult children. They are the coordinators for a national caring support group for cross-dressers, transgender people, their partners and family in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand ... 

AN INTERVIEW BETWEEN THE AMERICAN PERFORMER AND WICKED WOMEN MAGAZINE

Article appeared in Polare 16, December 1996

Elvis Herselvis, otherwise known as Leigh Crow identifies as a female Elvis impersonator and a drag king. In the U.S. she makes waves and continues to draw an audience. Recently, she was banned from a high-profile Elvis Convention by conservative sponsors ... 

NOT A MUMBLING, ENIGMATIC TROUBADOUR FROM MEMPHIS BUT AN ARTICULATE, GREGARIOUS DYKE FROM SAN FRANCISCO

Article appeared in Polare 17, February 1997

Leigh Crow, a.k.a. Elvis Herselvis, has been evoking the King of Rock and Roll and wooing audiences for over three years now, however a dyke taking to the stage in drag is not a common sight, as cross-dressing is still considered a contentious issue among some lesbians ... 

ACKNOWLEDGING CONCERNS AND OFFERING SUPPORT

Article appeared in Polare 30, April 1999

Discovering that your husband or partner is a cross-dresser is not the end of the world.Cross-dressing does not hurt anyone and it need not shake the foundation of your marriage. Helping Wives of Cross-Dressers to Understand and Cope, acknowledging your concerns and offers support ... 

FOR THE TRANSSEXUAL AND LESBIAN COMBO

Article appeared in Polare 59, September 2004

Mel and Teri's day begins like any other, but soon turns to chaos when car troubles set a series of stereotypical conflicts in motion as the lesbian and trans duo interact with the mainstream, heteronormative world ... 

GARETH'S EXPERIENCES AS A CHILD WITH A TRANS PARENT

Article appeared in Polare 42, October 2001

When Gareth was six years old, he realised that his father wore women's clothing. He says that it's a wonder he hadn't twigged before that his father would come home from work dressed as a man and suddenly mum would announce "Auntie Diane's coming for tea" ... 

WE HAD TO FIND OUR OWN WAY

Article appeared in Polare 38, August 2000

When Joan's husband told her about his cross-dressing there was little information around. She tried to bury her head hoping it would go away, but she realised she married a most sensitive men, and without that sensitivity and understanding, she wouldn't love him so much ...

AWAITING THE RISE OF THE TRULY REVOLUTIONARY FORCE

Article appeared in Polare 58, July 2004

Riki Wilchins explains that because cross-dressing is more socially-despised, the more despised and oppressed group, the more conservative their rhetoric and politics, that when groups are disempowered they have no choice but to take an assimilationist conservative stance ... 

IF YOU'RE GOING TO BE A FEMALE

Article appeared in Polare 31, June 1999

It's been nine months since my husband revealed he was a transvestite. I'm still coming to terms with it, but what's riling me is seeing someone I love actively embracing the very aspects of femininity that I find trivial and silly, while at the same time making statements about "getting in touch with his female nature" ... 

SO WHAT, YOU MAY ASK, DOES BOILING POTATOES HAVE TO DO WITH CROSS-DRESSING, ANYWAY?

Article appeared in Polare 29, February 1999

Stacy and Judi have a deeply loving relationship and cross-dressing, which in some marriages acts as a catalyst and a binding glue, is for them the final burr under their saddles. When discord hits their lives, it almost always ends up being blamed on cross-dressing ... 

 
 
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