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.


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:


So I retweeted with this photo:


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.

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

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