Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) Elders

Kinfolk involves working with older Trans and Gender Diverse (TGD) Elders (65years+) and service providers to improve TGD Elder’s choice and control over gender identity and expression. In particular, it will address the restriction of gender expression by family members in ways that preserve family relationships. To do this we will:

1. Work with TGD Elders to document their issues and concerns related to family (and what works) – through a survey, gender genogram and a workshop

2. Work with relationships organisations to develop a resource for TGD Elders and their families

3. Work with aged care service providers to explore their role in advocating for TGD Elders.

The project has been funded by the Department of Health. The project team includes: Dr Catherine Barrett, Kaye Bradshaw and Elders Toni Paynter, Sally Conning and Kathy Mansfield.

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