Integrating Intersectionality when Working with Trans Older Adults

  • Anneliese A. Singh
  • Natalia Truszczynski
  • Lindsay White
  • Sand Chang
  • Zyer Beatty


In this chapter, readers learn the importance of using intersectionality theory (Bowleg 2008; Crenshaw 1993) when working with trans older adults to address the multiple identities of race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, social class, and disability, among others in their lives. In addition, providers are encouraged to use a privilege and oppression framework in tandem with intersectionality theory in order to identify the advantages and disadvantages they experience in their everyday lives.


Transgender Trans Aging Intersectionality Social identity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Anneliese A. Singh
    • 1
  • Natalia Truszczynski
    • 2
  • Lindsay White
    • 2
  • Sand Chang
    • 2
  • Zyer Beatty
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Counseling and Human Development ServicesUniversity of GeorgiaAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Health Promotion and BehaviorUniversity of GeorgiaAtlantaUSA

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