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An acronym for crossdresser and transvestite, respectively. This is used often in international contexts where crossdresser or transvestite individually may or may not be regionally acceptable. Many transgender people explore their gender within the CD/TV community before coming out as trans more widely. Categorically, CD/TV people are considered under the gender non-conforming and trans+ umbrellas but may or may not identify as either of those terms individually. Those decisions are based on their understanding of their relationship with gender and their access to transitioning within their culture.

e.g. The CD/TV community is often on the front lines of being attacked for defying gender norms.

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