I prefer blending into the cis world but would of course dearly love to have local trans friends as well. The problem is that, besides Halle, there is no one close enough to me geographically who fits that bill. For the record I know she and I would be friends even if we weren't both trans.
My history with meeting trans people over the years here in Montreal is dotted with mostly misses which included having coffee with a married part time dominatrix and a dinner with a self-described T-girl who I had absolutely nothing in common with in large part due to our being on different points of the gender spectrum. In the end, I simply stopped looking for any kindred spirits close to home.
I have however had great success online and count many of you who comment here as part of a wonderful support structure and have even met some of you face to face. So while I won't be joining or attending any trans related functions anytime soon, I am so happy this blog opened up so many doors on the friendship front.