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As we all can see around us, there has been a recent proliferation of simple devices that can easily take super-clear pictures to be sent anywhere, to anyone in seconds. I would like to give an opinion on this incredible power each and every one of us has to destroy another’s life with just one simple click. My opinion is simply this: It is simply out of hand.

This technology has been around in daily life to some degree since the late 90’s – all the high-class hotel bars showing live-feed of the surrounding streets, and all the news organizations and cable sports shows trying to out-do each other with their fancy studios overlooking the street and photographing everything around them. And then rightly or wrongly, September 11th accelerated this “Big Brother” thing exponentially from there. The difference is now this monster is literally in each in every one of our hands.

Maybe I picked the wrong century to be a “girl”. Going back centuries, with every “new thing”, there have always been messed up people using the new thing either in a way it was not intended or for ill will toward others. However, more than ever before, so many people in this world seem to lack common sense, common decency, or both.

It is forever a part of life now. There is no solution to this except to say that people should realize that just because something is not illegal, it does not mean it is not inappropriate or just plain wrong. Maybe it’s not all bad; at least in this century, I may end up on Y0u Tube, but at least I won’t get stoned to death or burned at the stake. From our roving reporter.

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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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