Last Wednesday I read some poems at an open mic at a bookstore. After the reading I met a bisexual woman who I discovered writes for a online site that I write on. I shared with her that I was trans (I was dressed as male because my wife was with me). I read one of my poems about my transition to her and she liked it. She told me about a place where LGBT people gather for an open mic.
I just moved here to Washington Heights in late June and I'm finding some contacts already. There is an LGBT community here though not quite as open as it is downtown. Hopefully, I wll establish some relationships with other transgender people. I feel very excited.