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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.
We are a corporation as defined in subparagraph (a) (5) of Section 102 (Definitions)
of the Not-For-Profit Corporation Law.

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 –

CDI is located in mid-town Manhattan.   We meet every Wednesday for dinner and lively conversations.  Monthly, we try to bring in speakers to talk about TG topics, from fashion to trans-politics.  Summers are particularly special for us:  we have an outside garden, where we have splendidly cooked barbecue in complete  privacy.  Fun!

We welcome you, and we exist for you!

To find out more please go to our website:

or you can call us direct at:


We welcome you, and we exist for you!


2 responses »

  1. Wonderful premiere issue of the blog! Best of luck to you Rikki and see you all at the Open House. Carrie Lee

  2. Very nice Blog ,Keep up the great work rikki ! Weni R


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