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A Welcoming Place

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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!

About cdinyc2012

Crossdressers International Incorporated is a member-supported adult transgendered group focused on support and social activities, serving the New York City metropolitan area. CDI is qualified as a non-profit corporation under section 501(c) 7 of the federal tax code. In the beginning, as stated in “Our History”, our founders envisioned CDI to be an all inclusive, welcoming haven for those seeking to come to terms with their transgendered nature. While the majority of our members and friends identify as cross dressers, we have served as a refuge for those who identify as transsexual, drag queen, and gender queer as well. Historically, our focus has been on the m-f crossdresser/transgendered. However, we do welcome those who identify from the f-m experience. While many of our members are long time comfortable with their transgender identity, we have never lost sight that our basic mission is to stand ready to provide a welcoming sanctuary for those who are taking their very first steps of self discovery. We know from our own experience that this can be a frightening time for those who have been closeted. The fear of loss of family, friends, employment, and standing in ones community can be overwhelming. And all for merely being gender different. Even today in our changing times the fear of discovery, ridicule, and worse can be terrifying for those who are attempting to safely practice their gender expression. WE are here for you. We make no claims of being “expert” in any matters, yet through our individual and collective experience we are highly knowledgeable. CDI also serves as a resource center where we can direct you to qualified professionals should that be desired. In short, we believe that groups like ours help to save lives. Sometimes just a welcoming smile and spoken kindness can be enough to assure someone (and maybe that’s you!) that they are not alone. For whatever reason each of us were dealt this hand from birth. For years many of us have considered it a curse. At CDI we believe that once liberated from the isolation of the closet that in time you will come to see your own transgenderism as a “gift”. So whether experienced or not, come - We welcome you, and we exist for you!

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