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Teen Forced to Remove His Spirit Week Frozen Costume

Mom: 'The principal does not agree with boys dressing like girls'

(Newser) - Students are in an "uproar"—in the words of one parent—after a middle school principal in California forced a 13-year-old to change his clothes Thursday. When students at Ethan Chase Middle School were given the opportunity to dress as a Disney character for spirit week, eighth-grader Austin... More »

Inexplicable Stunt: City Pol Dresses Guy Up as Old Lady

'Cranston Senior Home Resident' was really a middle-aged van driver

(Newser) - There are apparently a dearth of elderly women in Cranston, RI, where a city official who wanted to include an elderly woman in a photo op about a snow shoveling program persuaded a middle-aged man to dress up in a wig, earrings, lipstick, and a dress. The man stood next... More »

10 Celebrity Cross-Dressers

Well, alleged celebrity cross-dressers, in some cases

(Newser) - Last year, the National Enquirer published pictures of John Travolta wearing a dress, fur stole, jewelry, makeup, and a blonde wig at a 1997 party. Radar has a picture ... and 19 more celebrities who've cross-dressed. A sampling:
  • Jeff Chandler: Esther Williams revealed in 1999 that she once found the
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My 5-Year-Old Son Can Cross-Dress if He Wants to

'Mommy blogger' gains Internet fame with blog post

(Newser) - A “mommy blogger” made quite an Internet stir with a recent post defending her 5-year-old son’s decision to cross-dress on Halloween. She recounts how, when he showed up at his church pre-school dressed as Daphne from Scooby Doo, a group of mothers immediately “went wide-eyed and made... More »

Hyatt Guest Sues Over Cross-Dressing Employee

She found him wearing her underwear, skirt

(Newser) - A Los Angeles woman came back to her Hyatt hotel room to find that a male cleaning person was still inside … and wearing her panties, skirt, and high heels. Dayanara Fernandez, who is now suing the hotel company, found Oscar Garcia-Franco in her Illinois room on June 6 wearing... More »

James Franco Poses in Drag for Mag Cover

Actor is nothing if not comfortable with sexuality

(Newser) - James Franco is no stranger to dressing in drag—as you can see in the gallery, he got dolled up for his Hasty Pudding honors—but he put in a little more effort for his latest cross-dressing stint. The actor (slash writer, student, director…) dons blue eyeshadow and bright... More »

Why I Didn't Want My Son to Wear a Dress

And why Matt Cheplic is sad when he doesn't

(Newser) - When Matt Cheplic’s 4-year-old son announced his desire to dress up as Snow White for Halloween, Cheplic was troubled. “But why?” he wonders on Salon , insisting that he didn’t see the dress “as a threat to my legacy, an insult to generations of men who fought... More »

Cross-Dressing Teen Wins Fight to Wear Dress to Prom

After a fight, New Jersey high school says yes to Derrek Lutz

(Newser) - Here’s a story with a very different outcome than Constance McMillen's : Derrek Lutz’s school told him he couldn’t wear a dress and heels to the prom—but after friends started a petition and a supportive Facebook page, he was allowed in, dress and all. “Yea, I’... More »

Why Can't Media Get Off Tomboy Shiloh's Back?

She's already a victim of culture gender wars

(Newser) - Can the media get off Shiloh Jolie-Pitt's case and let the kid be a tomboy in peace? That's what Gawker wants to know now that several publications and blogs have skewered the toddler for her lack-of-frilly attire. "What’s up with the cross-gender dressing?" sniffed hysterical tab queen Bonnie... More »

Hasty Pudding Honors Justin Timberlake

Harvard drama club names Timberlake 2010 Man of the Year

(Newser) - Justin Timberlake joins Anne Hathaway on Harvard’s list of favorite people: He’s this year’s Hasty Pudding Man of the Year. Hathaway is Woman of the Year, People reports. The leaders of the cross-dressing theatrical club, which has given out acting awards since 1951, said Timberlake was chosen... More »

Gender Bending Is Back in Fashion

Men's, women's, who cares? young dressers tell market

(Newser) - Call it the new cross-dressing: Young fashionistas are exhibiting a willful disregard for whether items of clothing are “men’s” or “women’s,” mixing and matching what works for them into an androgynous personal statement. So while one young clotheshorse allows he might not don a skirt,... More »

Film's Best Cross-Dressers

From Tootsie to Hedwig, Liev joins an illustrious list

(Newser) - Liev Schreiber was “giddy” playing an ex-Marine transvestite in Taking Woodstock, and in his honor, Nerve lists the best cross-dressers in film history:
  • John Cameron Mitchell, Hedwig and the Angry Inch: He "is the epitome of ferocity and theatricality that drag queens around the world aspire to.”
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Schreiber 'Giddy' in Drag

Actor finds cross-dressing 'exhilaratingly humiliating'

(Newser) - Acting is all about challenging yourself—just ask Liev Schreiber, who had to get a full body wax, sport a dress and master walking in high heels for his role as a transvestite in Ang Lee’s Taking Woodstock, People reports. “It was exhilaratingly humiliating," Schreiber said of... More »

Dude Looks Like a Lady

Move over, Cate Blanchett: A list of the best cross-dressers on the big screen

(Newser) - Inspired by Cate Blanchett's best-actress award at the Venice Film festival for I'm Not There, in which she plays Bob Dylan, Entertainment Weekly notes other memorable big-screen cross-dressers:
  1. John Travolta as Edna Turnblad, Hairspray
  2. Divine as Babs Johnson, Pink Flamingos
  3. The Kids in the Hall
  4. Dustin Hoffman as Michael Dorsey/Dorothy
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