While perusing the magazine section the other day, I came across an article in OUT magazine called “When Your Wife’s Bra Wont Fit You” by Chadwick Moore which talked about the underground world of support groups for gender diverse people and their families. Specifically, the article featured the New York-based group Crossdressers International (CDI) - a members only support group that works in tandem with Miss Vera’s Finishing School for Boys Who Want to Be Girls. Ironically, the academy is run by a woman named Veronica Vera who operates the school out of her Chelsea apartment.
Part of Miss Vera’s mission is to “help wives understand and embrace their husbands’ cross-dressing desires.” The academy also offers a locker room so that closeted crossdressers and people in transition can come together to get dolled up, get make-up and wig lessons, practice walking in heels, or just relax in peace. Anonymity is crucial so real names are never used. Essentially, it is a day spa for crossdressers.
Similar organizations include:
CHIC (Crossdressrs Heterosexual Intersocial Club)
Over the Rainbow Transformations in Portland, OR
Carla’s Boutique in San Jose, CA
Tris Ess Crossdressers
I am definitely a fan of these organizations because, let’s face it, it’s hard out there for a crossdresser, especially heterosexual crossdressers who can’t seem to find a place in this ever evolving world that has to put a label on everything and everyone.
Let us know in the comment box below if you are a member of any support groups or crossdressing organizations. Are they useful? Do you know of any other groups? Would you join one?
Until you have found your support system, Xdress is proud to be your outlet. You can always rely on us for cross dressing topics, trends, and of course, amazing panties! So, put on some heels, let your hair down and fix yourself a cocktail. It’s happy hour somewhere!
Like many I began experimenting in adolescence.
Today I have a loving supportive SO who also enjoys my cross-dressing, however it’s kept behind closed doors. We would love to socialize with other couples with similar relationships.
Here in middle Tennessee, the buckle of the Bible belt, when I let my hair down or up and apply a perfect acrylic Mani and pedi socializing isn’t an option.
I wish there was a group in Seattle area to meet with. I enjoy wearing lingerie and would love to meet with other wearers. Please leave a note if interested.
Need lots of dresses.
I love wearing SEXY LINGERIE, hi cut bikini
Anyone who lives in the Sacramento area of Northern California check out River City Gems. They are a support group for transgenders and crossdressers and their SO. They also support Reno, Bay Area and down towards Southern California.
I wish there was a group in my area(Chicago suburbs. I would like to meet other men and talk about outfits and such. Some one who could help my girl friend understand I love her but enjoy wearing a sexy outfit also. It feels great to come home after work and slip into my lingerie and relax.
I sat around for a long time trying to put this together, crossdressing and being a heterosexual. I am. If I was, then there had to be more out there. It’s always present though…if you wear panties, if you wear nylon stockings, then there must be something wrong with me? Yes there was something wrong with me. I had to believe me before it was real. The jump, the realization I was not gay-and I never did participate in any other than hetero activity-and thats when I started feeling better in my journey. I would really enjoy meeting other crossdressers and making friends, my wife would like to talk to other wives and crossdressers too, and we need a support group here in Vancouver USA.
Would love to find a support group around cleveland Ohio!
I love wearing SEXY LINGERIE, hi cut bikini
Anyone near Knoxville tn
Want a support group in Southern California.
Would love to have a support group in the Phoenix area.
Would love to find a group in Seattle area. I enjoy wearing lingerie and would like to find other guys that do.
I’m also looking for a support group in SA TX.
If women really understood men in lingerie, life would be so much easier for them.
I live in Canberra Australia I’m a cross dresser love to know how too look more feminine and know how to apply makeup
Love what you have going on here, I check regularly for products, and blog.
Would love for a social media site to share, and make friends.
Right now I’m on Fetlife, and there are many groups there to join.
Maybe Xdress could start something, I’d pay for a membership…
I know if tri ess and there are some local onesI lnow about
I use online crossdresser heaven
I wish it were easy for me to get to the near me but time job and marriage wont let me
They are important
They let you know you are normal just different
Thank you xdress it is my go to outlet and has great clothes
Are there any groups or members in the San Antonio, Tx area? I want to join and be taught how to Xdress properly, and use makeup.