"Cross-dressing refers to the act of wearing clothing and other accoutrements commonly associated with the opposite sex within a particular society. Cross-dressing has been used for purposes of disguise, comfort, and as a literary trope in modern times and throughout history. It does not, however, necessarily indicate transgender identity."Now, the reason for male Islamic cross dressers having such a sad existence, in my opinion, is the type of clothing females usually wear in the more restrictive Islamic countries. Think about it... Burkas. Yep, nothin' but burkas. Burkas all day every day. If you're a man and you want to dress like a woman? Burka. They all wear the same thing, they all look the same.
You have my sympathy.