Generational Contact

This post may seem a little self-serving, but I’m still thinking about how digital culture has changed, and is changing, how transgender people connect.

A few days ago (for the first time) I was tagged in a twitter post connecting me to a younger trans man who was bewailing the lack of elders from other generations.

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A friend tagged me in a reply to this post, so I responded that I was a GenX trans man and happy to be in contact with others.

This popped up tonight:

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So I retweeted with this photo:

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Now, that’s the Twitter side that has just happened in the last couple of days. There is a hunger for younger trans folks to connect with their elders. A few months ago, I was contacted and asked if I’d be willing to talk with a younger trans boy who was looking for a trans elder.

That young man and I talked for about two hours. It was condensed and posted as part of an Arizona Public Media news story that went live a couple of weeks ago, part of a five part series on Trans Youth.

https://news.azpm.org/s/72771-youth-crossing-gender-borders-episode-3-trans-generational-advice/

Even with the increased ability to connect, there are issues making quality connections.

 

One thought on “Generational Contact

  1. Good post, Scotty, and it makes a lot of sense. We sisters, who are few in number also, experience the same thing. Young adults are hungering for wisdom figures. Nuns and Nones is a strong testimony to that, and those who are eager to connect with us sisters are young men as well as women. Even in our general culture, where are our heroes/heroines and role models?? There aren’t many.

    Luisa

    Luisa Derouen, O.P. 2645 Bardstown Road St. Catharine, KY 40061-9435 859-750-1901 Pronouns: she/her ________________________________

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