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20-Aug-2018 11:51

They usually operate as drop-in centres, counselling and advocacy services all rolled into one.

One woman, who calls herself 'Suzie Sequins' in online ads, offers a full dressing, storage, mailbox and taxi service for transvestites who are desperate to protect their identity.

They're known as T-girls, gurls, cross-dressers, transvestites, TVs, trannies and, more obscurely, as she-males or he-shees.

They have their own lingo -- 'passing' or 'convincing' means successfully passing as a female when out; 'being clocked' means being recognised as a men dressed as a woman.

Transvestites who are 'out' in Dublin head to Pantibar, The Dragon bar, The Front Lounge and, to a lesser extent, The George -- or to the UK, where there's a much more vibrant scene.

In Dublin alone, there are six or seven transvestite dressing services, usually run by women, which offer men the opportunity to dress, and have their nails and make-up done, in a private setting.

A sizeable proportion of the transvestite community in Ireland consists of straight men, many married. Among married transvestites, many cross-dress secretly, fearful of being discovered by their partner or children, while others are supported and encouraged to dress by their wives.

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It's a veritable velvet underground, its sofas and flock wallpaper providing a glamorous backdrop for Dublin's more adventurous trannies."I feel mixed between the two sexes all the time and I do believe I am transgender, in that I sometimes look or act in a way that's opposite to the sex I was assigned" he says."So I don't mind if people call me Stuart or Stella, regardless of how I'm dressed." Stuart's first memory of cross-dressing goes back to childhood.Both Stuart and Beth have been photographed for a book, 'Transgender Voices', produced by transgender activist Louise Hannon to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia on May 17.The term transvestite covers a broad spectrum of men, lifestyles, family circumstances, professions and trades.

It's a veritable velvet underground, its sofas and flock wallpaper providing a glamorous backdrop for Dublin's more adventurous trannies."I feel mixed between the two sexes all the time and I do believe I am transgender, in that I sometimes look or act in a way that's opposite to the sex I was assigned" he says."So I don't mind if people call me Stuart or Stella, regardless of how I'm dressed." Stuart's first memory of cross-dressing goes back to childhood.Both Stuart and Beth have been photographed for a book, 'Transgender Voices', produced by transgender activist Louise Hannon to coincide with International Day Against Homophobia on May 17.The term transvestite covers a broad spectrum of men, lifestyles, family circumstances, professions and trades.A few days earlier, I met Amanda at TH, a private club near St Stephen's Green that caters for cross-dressers and their admirers.