Transvestite or cross-dressing individuals are thought to comprise the largest transgender sub-group. Lexington, MA: Lexington Books; New York: Columbia University Press; Gender and Language.
Queer was used in mainstream society by the 20th century, along with fairy and faggot , as a pejorative term to refer to men who were perceived as "flamboyant", who were "the predominant image of all queers within the straight mind", as historian George Chauncey notes.
While acknowledging that peer-reviewed journals are the gold standard for the reporting of research results and making every effort to consult works published in major research journals, the committee chose to include in this study what it judged to be the best empirical literature available: journal articles, book chapters, empirical reports, and other data sources that had been critically reviewed by the committee members.
Emerging intersections: Race, class and gender in theory, policy and practice. Fortunately, the intersex movement did not rely solely on queer identity model for its strategies. The life-course perspective focuses on development between and within age cohorts, conceptualized within a historical context.
Organizations such as the Iranian Railroad for Queer Refugees and Rainbow Railroad attempt to assist individuals in such relocations.