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Our community exists to enable you to explore your femininity with our group of supportive, sympathetic, and sensitive transgender women.  Whether you’re still in the closet, cautiously exploring, or ready to transition our caring group of friends is here to support you.

For over 25 years, our community has championed one another in our gender crossing journey.  Whether you choose to socialize in our secure CDI-NYC facility on West 47th Street in New York City or burst out to dine, dance, shop, or explore the many fun venues of The Big Apple, we provide opportunities to help each other develop their feminine presentation.

Our founders envisioned CDI to be an all-inclusive, welcoming haven for those seeking to come to terms with their transgendered nature. While in the beginning, the majority of our members and friends identified as crossdressers, we now serve a wide range of individuals including those who identify as transgender, crossdresser, and genderfluid.  And although our community is focused on male to female transformation, we support our brothers and sisters in all GLBT communities including female to male transformation.

While many of our members have a long-term comfort with their transgender identity, our basic mission remains 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 one’s community can be overwhelming, 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. Our Community 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 was 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 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!

We are a member-supported and managed adult transgendered group
focused on support and social activities, serving the New York City metropolitan area.
We are a corporation as defined in New York State law in subparagraph (a) (5) of Section 102 (Definitions)
of the Not-For-Profit
Corporation Law.


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