A drag queen may imitate famous female film or pop-music stars. In cultures where men have traditionally worn skirt-like garments such as the kilt or sarong , these are not seen as women's clothing, and wearing them is not seen as cross-dressing for men. Gender disguise has been used by women and girls to pass as male, and by men and boys to pass as female. Some girls in Afghanistan, long after the fall of the Taliban , are still disguised by their families as boys. Main article: History of cross-dressing. Examples exist in Greek , Norse , and Hindu mythology. Cross-dressing is not synonymous with being transgender. Single-sex theatrical troupes often have some performers who cross-dress to play roles written for members of the opposite sex travesti and trouser roles. The famous low-budget film-maker Edward D.