Transgender people are perhaps the most vulnerable when it comes to finding safe and welcoming senior housing. While younger generations may be more flexible in their understanding of gender fluidity and identity, senior populations may not have been exposed to accurate information about transgender people.
In North Texas, there have been incidents of staff refusing to use the correct, chosen name and pronoun of Transgender residents. Even in cases where a Transgender person has not changed their birth certificate/legal status, staff must demonstrate respect and dignity in their names and pronouns.
Some of the ways the Coalition for Aging LGBT encourages respect and inclusion of Transgender residents in senior living communities are: