Transgender Elders Face Obstacles Unique To Them
While older lesbian, gay and bisexual people face similar hurdles experienced by older transgender Americans, trans elders are often confronted with circumstances that are unique to them.
Most people will tell you they know someone who is gay or lesbian — but they might not know someone who is transgender, let alone a trans elder.
Caitlyn Jenner is, by definition, a senior citizen. She’s 69. Her transition from Bruce Jenner to Caitlyn Jenner is, in many ways, the exception in the trans community. But when Jenner was young, she told ABC News's Diane Sawyer that, from a young age, she experienced those feelings of confusion about gender identity.
Those feelings are shared by the people in this story.