Transgender cross dressers dating
Some men were definitive about this declaration, while others were hesitant and wondered if they should consider themselves bisexual.
“We were talking about our various experiences on Tinder and realizing there wasn’t actually a space to exist and feel completely comfortable, and safe to interact with people and try to date at all.” Earlier this year, trans people on Tinder reported that they were getting banned from using the app because of their transgender identity.
According to Jeffrey Escoffier of the Centre for Gay and Lesbian Studies of CUNY, sexual interest in trans women first emerged in 1953, associated with the then famous transition of Christine Jorgensen.
Trans activist Jamison Green writes that cisgender gay men who are partnered with trans men "are often surprised to find that a penis is not what defines a man, that the lack of a penis does not mean a lack of masculinity, manliness, or male sexuality." In a 1984 case study of a 17-year-old who described himself as "'a guy with tits', rather than 'a girl with a dick'," John Money and Malgorzata Lamacz proposed gynemimesis to refer to when "a person with male anatomy and morphology lives in society as a woman" and gynemimetophilia to refer to the sexual interest in such people.
Sexual attraction to transgender people has been the subject of scientific study and social commentary.
Psychologists have researched attraction toward trans women, cross dressers, non-binary people, or a combination of these.