Aging With Dignity: A Transgender Perspective

By | May 18, 2018

Aging With Dignity: A Transgender Perspective

Michael Eric Brown

Print ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-8-0
Print ISBN-10: 0-9968309-8-7
Ebook ISBN-13: 978-0-9968309-9-7
Ebook ISBN-10: 0-9968309-9-5

Scheduled for release in 2019

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Trans elders tell their stories and their concerns on aging in this ground-breaking new book on this under-researched, frequently overlooked, and often invalidated topic in contemporary literary works regarding the transgender population.

This book is in two parts, with the first part presenting perspectives on the issues of aging and being trans from a semi-academic perspective. Some of the topics covered will be retirement, health care (including hospitals, physicians, various medical personnel, care facilities, and caregivers), loneliness and social isolation, depression, elder abuse, loss of dignity, ageism, legal concerns, finances, and more.

The second part of the book are the stories and experiences of these older trans individuals in their journeys into becoming and living as trans elders. This includes their successes as well as challenges, strategies developed to live comfortably or cope with life in its various facets, and moving forward through the process, and most specifically, how are trans elders preparing for old age or coping with already being there and the issues, or non-issues, that are encountered or anticipate.


Michael Eric Brown is the Founding Executive Director of TransMentors International, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting trans and non-binary individuals in their day-to-day lives. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, the World Professional Association of Transgender Health, the Transgender Aging Network (TAN), the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, and the Society for Psychological Study of Social Issues. Michael is a scholar and researcher who is interested in how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are influenced by the actual, imagined, or implied presence of others, and examines group behavior and its relationship to social prejudice and discrimination, specifically in the field of gender studies. He is known for his contributions both on and offline in the realm of social justice and gender concerns. He has published a number of books on the transmasculine experience as well as other subjects.