Why Are We Erasing Trans Elders?

Phaylen Fairchild
6 min readApr 20, 2022

It’s time we discuss the generations that we let fall through the cracks.

Recently, a social media post made the rounds from an academic looking to do research on the relationships between trans youth and “Elders.” The criteria as implied in the graphic post asked for trans youth who are between the ages of 18–25 and have been out for less than three years, as well as trans Elders; Those in their mid to…

Phaylen Fairchild

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