Thursday, December 16, 2010

QUESTIONS FROM FORMSPRING: Your Crossdressing Resources List from The Gathering

Could you please post the resource list you put together for the cross dressing workshop at the gahtering. thank you maam.

Yes of course :)

To others reading this, please note that while I prepared this resources list for The Gathering it was not reproduced in the final handout for this workshop. However we referred to items on it several times during the workshop and I offered to provide to people who wanted a copy. I didn't think to reproduce the resources on my blog but I should have, so thank you for reminding me!



ABC Australia's Cross Dressing Past
Dress historian Margot Riley has combed the library vaults and uncovered photographs and artifacts chronicling colorful tales of cross dressing men and women throughout history

Lucy Chesser "Parting with my Sex: Cross-dressing, Inversion and Sexuality in Australian Cultural Life", Sydney: Sydney University Press, 2008.

Clive Faro, Street seen: A history of Oxford Street, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 2000

Garry Wotherspoon, City of the Plain: history of a gay subculture, Hale & Iremonger, Sydney, 1991

Dictionary of Sydney – Drag and Cross Dressing entry

Were any famous artists crossdressers?

Wiki – Crossdressing

Wiki – Tranvestic fetishism

Wiki – Forced Feminization


Virginia Prince, Ph.D.: Understanding Crossdressing. Los Angeles: Chevalier Publications, 1976. ISBN not known.

JoAnn Roberts, Ph.D.: Coping with Crossdressing.

JoAnn Roberts and Alison Laing: I Have Something to Tell You.

Dr. Peggy Rudd, Ed.D.: My Husband Wears My Clothes. Katy, Tex.: PM Publishers, 1993, ISBN 0-9626762-0-9. Highly recommended.

Dr. Peggy Rudd, Ed.D.: Crossdressing With Dignity. Katy, Tex.: PM Publishers, 1993, ISBN 0-9626762-1-7.

Jennifer Anne Stevens: From Masculine to Feminine and All Points In Between. Cambridge, Mass.: Different Path Press, 1990 ISBN 0-9626262-0-1. Highly recommended.

The Chameleon Society's Library page has a great list of Crossdressing books:


Jo Anne Roberts “Will They Still Love Me After I Tell Them?”

Jo Anne Roberts “Living in a box: some thoughts on self esteem”

Transvestite and Crossdressing Issues

Crossdressing survey “who we do tell and how they feel about it”
(some interesting stats)


These services offer great websites with forums, chatrooms, plus excellent links and resources, articles and great advice.

Seahorse Society
A non-profit self-help organisation for crossdressers and transgender people with several state branches throughout Oz. The Society “aims to bring crossdressers and transgender people together socially in a safe venue, to provide mutual support for them, their partners and families, and to promote a better understanding of these issues to the wider community".

The Seahorse Society also offers “Partners & Family Support”, - “a contact phone specifically for wives/partners and families of members of the Society ... operated by the wives and partners of Crossdressers [who] have volunteered to try and help other wives, partners and family members to understand crossdressing”.

Chameleon Society of WA and also Victoria

Australian Transgender Support Association of QLD


Brisbane Tgirls

Carrousel Club of South Australia

Agender New Zealand


Seahorse Society and Chameleon Society websites all have forums and chatrooms:

The Seahorse Society also runs “Outreach ... an education program, started in 2007, to allow cross dressers from country areas, their partners or wives, counsellors, health workers and other interested parties to meet and discuss relevant issues. The next Outreach Seminar will be held at Nowra on 23rd October 2010”. has several active groups, including:
Cross Dressing
Sissies and Sissy Maids
(“The #1 Community for Crossdressers, the Transgendered, Transsexuals, their Loved Ones and Friends”)


Rose's Forum
(“initially set up as an additional facility for subscribers/readers of Rose's Repartee magazine which is widely recognised as a leading magazine for cross-dressers.”)


Just a small sample... you'll find many more places online...

The Breast Form Store
PO Box 236 Swansea NSW 2281
(02) 49720347

A Touch of Glamour .
359 Parramatta Rd Leichhardt NSW 2040 - (02) 9550 9654.
(Gtfolk says “This shop caters almost exclusively for TVs and TS clients. They have a wide range of lingerie, hosiery, shoes, boots, makeup and accessories. They manufacture their own line of clothes and lingerie as well as carrying regular labels like Elle MacPherson, Perele, Lotus, etc. Larger sizes are, of course, a speciality. They also stock a wide range of leather, vinyl and latex outfits, maid and nurses uniforms and other accessories for those into BDSM. They have a catalogue/mail-order facility available”)

House of Priscilla
Level 1, 47 Oxford Street, Darlinghurst
(02) 9286 3023

Gerry Shaw (Dress designer and manufacturer)
Shop C62,
Centrepoint, Sydney, 2000.
Phone 02 92315740
Shop 251,
Westfield Shoppingtown, Parramatta, 2150.
Phone 02 96333806
( says “These guys are absolutely incorrigible. It has to be the most tranny friendly clothes shop I've ever come across. They stock heaps of really outrageous gear”)

Gallery Serpentine
123 Enmore Road, Newtown NSW 2042
(02) 9557 5821

Image by Design
Shop 62, Lemon Grove, Victoria Avenue Mall, Chatswood, NSW 2067
(02) 9419 6741
463 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills. NSW
(02) 9318 0880, mobile: 0410 772 711

Generous Soles Shop
6, 23 Telopea Street, Collaroy Plateau NSW 2097
(02) 9971 SHOE (02 9971 7463)

Celebrity Wigs
Shop 1, 235 Oxford Street, Bondi Junction NSW 2022
(02) 9386 0144
Also in Melbourne City and South Yarra (see their website)

Dream Diva
134 Bridge Road (near the corner of Lennox St), Richmond Vic 3121.
1300 557 391

Marquis De Sade
762 North Road, Ormond
Melbourne 3024

It's My World
115 Smith Street, Fitzroy, 3065
Phone 03 94159776
( says “only for CD/TV/TS/TG and Drag Queens. They sell and make clothes. Sell shoes, breasts hips bums wigs jewelery and anything else a good CD/TV needs. The boys who run it are just gorgeous so it is a very easy place to shop. None of the problems of going into a shop essentially for women”)

Wisdom Development (previously known as Cross Dress with Dignity)
Collaroy Plateau, Sydney (address on application)
(02) 9971 8862 or 0402 145 583

The Femininity Coach
Contact: Julie

Cross Dressing Australia
(net order plus Gold coast salon)

Brisbane Fabulous

The Ladies Room

Gayel Warning Frock Salon
89D Goodwood Rd, Goodwood
Phone 03 83577677(Gtfolk say: “Especially cater for the drag community - clothes, makeup etc.”)

Dress Up Boutique
67 York Street, Launceston, 7250
Phone 03 63345006

Transitions by Celeste
Transformation service offered plus great online tips for how to walk in heels, make up, wig purchase etc.

Gtfolk – great shopping guide

Text and resources list prepared by Mistress160 for The Gathering 2010.

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