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Editor: Gerry W. Beyer
Texas Tech Univ. School of Law

Monday, May 13, 2019

Article on It’s Still Me: Safeguarding Vulnerable Transgender Elders

TransflagSarah Steadman recently published an Article entitled, It’s Still Me: Safeguarding Vulnerable Transgender Elders, 30 Yale J.L. & Feminism 371-399 (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article.

Transgender individuals have many reasons to be concerned about their welfare in the current political and legislative climate. Transgender elders are especially vulnerable. They are more likely to be disabled than the general elder population. Moreover, transgender elders profoundly fear a future when they must rely on others to maintain and protect their gender identity and dignity. This fear is alarmingly realistic because if a transgender elder becomes incapacitated or requires institutional care, they are likely to face discrimination and other harms by their caretakers.


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