's quick description of his position as a transvestite
that doesn't require a four-hour conversation
and is born from being male on the surface but having a feminine side
that far outweighs what biological status came free at birth. Forget the surface details for just a minute and, basically, what you're left with is a woman who is attracted to other women.
see also: male tomboy for eddie's other self-classification labels and the gender metanode for the rest.