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Gender Awakenings-Michelle

Many of us are secretive about our need to express our feminine side. My question for this OP Ed Piece is two fold. If your spouse, family, and or friends, do not know this about you, have you made any plans for your items, should you pass away, without any warning. In other words are you at all concerned that anyone will be going through your things, after you are gone, and find out about this side of your personality. In my case, my wife knows, but prefers to just ignore it. When I pass away, she will have to remove all of my items from our home. During a time that will already be very stressful for her, having to dispose of those items, in secrecy, will only add to her stress. That being the case, I am looking for an alternative place to store my things, so that they will just be disposed of, when I am gone. While having a space at CDI would be very nice, it is a bit pricey for me, and would limit me as to when I would be able to get into NYC to use it, in that I am about an hour from NYC. I am considering renting a storage space, at a self storage facility. If anyone has made similar arrangements, for similar reasons, I would be interested to know how they have handled it, and or any facilities that are available for that purpose.


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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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