gender bender


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gender bender

1. One who dresses and/or behaves in the manner or style of the opposite sex. Tom works as an accountant during the week, but he has a performance routine as a gender bender on the weekend.
2. One who challenges, denies, or explores the borders or limitations of gender identity, typically through means such as activism, transvestitism, academic discourse, etc., or a combination thereof. Some of the leading academic gender benders are gathering this week for a summit on transgender rights.
See also: bender, gender
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Thanks to the appallingly low standard of the remaining horrible housemates, the big Big Brother joke is that the preposterous Portuguese gender bender looks to be in pole position to win this pointless contest.
GENDER bender Marilyn has revealed more about his alleged gay fling with Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale.
The 31-year-old dancer cracked jokes with his gender bender friends at an Amsterdam club - and even jumped on stage to strut his stuff for an adoring audience of homosexuals.
She is a fellow gender bender, and she will stand by him in his her-ness.
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I like a man with a sense of humour," said the preposterous Portuguese gender bender, while discussing her romantic preferences.
Meanwhile, a heavily pregnant Barbara takes a night off from Babs Cabs to throw a gender bender party, and the mysterious Dr Carlton invites a private patient to his very peculiar practice.
Neal as Nazi gender bender Heidi; Nicola is shocked to meet new nanny Karl
The preposterous Portuguese gender bender continues the excruciating pretence that she's a 100 per cent, fully fledged female.
The photographer was bruised but decided not to press charges against the gender bender star.
The preposterous Portuguese gender bender lay silent in bed as Ahmed aired his characteristically liberal views on transsexuals - somewhere to the right of Ghengis Khan.
BRITAIN'S most celebrated gender bender has told how she once got Peter O'Toole between the sheets - only for the Irish-born star to fall into a booze-induced sleep.
The gender bender who deals with the child support agency's most sensitive cases has caused a storm with his sex swap.
Now preposterous Portuguese gender bender Nadia is facing the chop for the second time in her surgically altered life.
Gender bender Kim Blundell baffled a court yesterday - and HE was nearly sent to a WOMEN'S prison.