Thursday, June 7, 2018

Old Friends

Out of the blue, I received an e-mail asking me if I used to be the "Staci" who frequented meetings of the Connecticut Outreach Society 15 to 20 years ago. I acknowledged that fact and it turned out that the e-mail was from a girl who also attended those meetings way back when.

She stopped attending the meetings because life got in the way, but now she was trying to get out and about again and wondered if we could get together. After a few false starts, we finally managed to make a date for dinner and shopping. So this evening, I will meet up with my old friend and I am looking forward to getting reacquainted.

I was very active in Connecticut Outreach Society for about 20 years and it is amazing how many people I saw come and go through the doors of the society. They number in the hundreds... probably in the five hundreds... maybe more. 

Most were strangers, but would you believe that I knew two of the girls in boy mode long before they showed up in girl mode at our meetings. I knew both through ham radio. All three of us belonged to the same radio club, but none of us had an inkling about our transgenders.

It's a small world after all!

Source: Bebe
Wearing Bebe (Source: Bebe)



  1. It does suck that we're still really looked down on ~ I bet if I said to everyone I know "my hobbies include crossdressing" I'd find a couple of kindred spirits. Yet it's hard to say. Maybe in five years.

    1. Meg -

      Maybe in even fewer years.... I hope.


  2. Stana -

    It's always nice to find that you have met someone, not knowing that s/he may have played a part in your non CD/TG life.


  3. AnonymousJune 07, 2018

    What is it with HAM RADIO and CROSSDRESSING? ;-) Maybe a sub genre? Kinda like a quote from 'The Playboy Advisor' "It takes all kinds to fill the freeways." Just dont end up in 'the breakdown lane'! Velma, former ham

  4. Dear Stana,

    I, and other TG friends of mine, have noticed that a significantly high percentage of TG girls worked as Engineers or Computer Programmers/Analysts. I was a business computer programmer for 39 years. HAM Radio skills probably take the same kind of technically oriented mind as computer programming or engineering. Who knew?!



  5. It IS a small world so I feel that you should never underestimate the power of coincidence/fate/karma in treating people as you would wish to be treated. What goes around, comes around and something in the past may haunt you in the future. :-)