When I came out as transgendered almost four years ago, I had never heard of CDI. A friend told me about it, and she took me there on a Wednesday night. I found it to be a warm and inviting place, where there was no judgments about what I wore, how I felt about my sexuality, or who I wanted to date. There, other cross-dressers like myself, talked open and honestly about what it means to be transgendered. It was there, also, I learned how to dress like a woman, through tips and suggestions.I started dressing full time in due course, although most of the girls there are weekly cross-dressers.For awhile, I had stopped going. Why should I, a full timer, need to go. I didn’t need a place to cross-dress. I didn’t need a place to keep my feminine clothes.In time, I realized I was wrong. I did need CDI. I needed to be with people who were like me: it can be very isolating being a minority, and dreadfully so if you a minority within a minority. My boyfriend is also a cross-dresser, and he needs a place to express his feminine self. I am happy to be able to share in the experience of CDI with her. We always have a great time. If you live in the NYC area, or are visiting the NYC area, come check us out. We meet every Wednesday nights, and your first time is free!