Trans Aging

The Transgender Aging Network (TAN) exists to improve the lives of current and future trans/SOFFA (significant others, friends, family and allies) elders by:

  • Identifying, promoting communication among, and enhancing the work of researchers, service providers, educators, advocates, elders and others who are interested in trans/SOFFA aging issues;
  • Promoting awareness of concerns, issues, and realities of trans/SOFFA aging among service providers, researchers, advocates, health care professionals, the lesbian/gay/bisexual and trans communities, and other relevant audiences;
  • Advocating for policy changes in public and private institutions, services, organizations, programs, etc. to provide better access for and respectful and appropriate treatment of trans/SOFFA elders; and
  • Providing communication channels through which trans/SOFFA elders can give and receive support and information.

TAN is a proud partner in the federal-government funded National Resource Center on LGBT Aging, headed by SAGE.

TAN membership is free. We offer two listservs, and our numerous publications are available for free download. We can offer onsite training, provide assistance in making publications and training materials inclusive, and set up one-time or ongoing expert consultations for your staff for a negotiated fee.

Loree Cook-Daniels – founder of TAN.

National Resource Center
on LGBT Aging


FORGE Transgender Aging Network is proud to be the only Midwest and only trans-specific partner in the groundbreaking, federally funded National Resource Center on LGBT Aging.

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