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The act of performing a gender or presenting as a different gender, usually for the purpose of entertainment (i.e., drag kings and queens). Many people who do drag may not wish to present as a different gender all of the time. Being transgender is not the same thing as being a drag queen, drag king, or the more outdated terms crossdresser or transvestite (both of which are often considered offensive). Drag queens and drag kings represent characters, while transgender people are real-life people who do not identify with the gender they were assigned at birth.

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