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Gender Awakenings-MIchelle

I recently read a book that I think would be very interesting to many of the gurls. I normally don’t have the time or patience for reading books. The problem is that once I start a book, if I get interested in it, I become obsessive about reading it until I finish it. My wife and I recently went away for a weekend getaway, to a relaxing hotel, which gave me the time to read, and I read a very interesting book. It is “In One Person” by John Irving. My wife had heard about it, and took it out of the library for herself. It is the story of a bisexual man coming of age after World War II. Basically someone about 10 years older than me. She thought that it might give her some insight into me. Little did she know what she was going to start. I could not put it down. It gave me a lot of insight into myself. I don’t want to give away the plot, but their are a number of different characters, with differing sexuality, presented in a very positive way. However, bisexual, gay, crossdressing, and transgender characters are the main characters throughout the entire book. This book has changed the way I view myself, and the way that I fit into this crazy wild world around us.


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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