As I wrote in the last Cyrsti's Condo post, there is plenty of room to differentiate cross dressers and transgender women.
An example is one of the professed cross dressers who comes to one of my transgender support group meetings. She is quite attractive and seems to be quite secure in who she is. She says she is satisfied with a life that has her looking like a cis woman part time and living like a guy the rest. Yes, she is married.
Granted, to be able to live like she does, one has to have an understanding spouse.
I wonder too, if the number of trans nazi's who drift through the group, influence her too. Several just aren't pleasant people and don't seem to be secure in their Mtf transition. One is even a total "IQ-45"(Rump) fan, which I can't come close to understanding. She went through SRS several years ago and just has a level of meanness which doesn't lurk so far beneath the surface.
Of course, being trans is not just a trait you somehow acquire, I believe you are born into it...or not.
The cross dressers in the group profess having the freedom to dress or not, but a transgender person doesn't. The difference being, a cross dresser wants to look like a cis woman, while a trans person wants to be a cis woman. Or live the life of one.
Some, like the person at the meeting, are fortunate to have been able to transition well enough to step between the genders. Most just aren't.
Either way, it's OK to exist together. Cross Dressers and transgender women are just as different as drag queens are to us.