What is Tri•Ess?
Tri-Ess is an international support and social group for straight (heterosexual) crossdressers and their partners, spouses, and families. Our organization has provided over 50 years of crossdress service!
We are comfortable with our birth gender and feel no desire to change it. But we have an opposite-gender facet to our personalities that most people either don't experience or rarely express. By accepting and exploring our crossgendered side, we find a broadening of experience that can be enriching, fulfilling, and liberating. We dress in emulation, rather than in mockery, of the opposite gender.
What Is Crossdressing?
While the vast majority of crossdressers are ordinary heterosexual men with an additional feminine dimension, we are stereotyped by society based on a highly visible minority who... READ MORE
A valuable new resource for understanding crossdressing!
CDRI is now part of the Tri-Ess family of partners.
CDRI was created to promote evidence-based psychological and physical healthcare, education, research, and social policy to further the understanding of crossdressing. The Institute aims to reduce the misdiagnosis of and erroneous beliefs about crossdressing; to sponsor outreach to educate, dispel fear, and correct misunderstandings about the crossdress community with evidence-based facts. The CrossDress Research Institute's comprehensive demographic survey of crossdressing will help to answer these questions.
The Tri-Ess philosophy can be expressed in the acronym FIBER:
F - Full personality expression in both its masculine and its feminine aspects. We do not wish to destroy our masculinity, but to soften its harsher aspects, and be all we can be.
I - Integration of masculinity and femininity to create a happier whole person.
B - Balance between masculinity and femininity.
E - Education of crossdressers and their families to foster self-acceptance; education of society to promote acceptance of crossdressing people.
R - Relationship-building in the context of crossdressing.