The project MÉMOIRES TRANSGÉNÉRATIONELLES (Transgenerational Memories) takes part in the New Horizons for Seniors Program, financed by Employment and Social Development Canada. The project focuses on involving elderly trans individuals to create and plan a collection of stories and testimonies about their transition experiences.
This collection records and depicts, through their testimonies, the history of the fight for the recognition of Trans individuals’ rights in Quebec and Canada. We will distribute it to LGBTQIA2S+ organizations and many university libraries, which will promote elderly sexual and gender diversity in LGBTQIA2S+ communities and the general public.
The project’s first objective is to break the cycle of isolation amongst trans elders, a vulnerable minority in our population, by allowing them to involve themselves in their community. They can have the opportunity to meet more trans folks in their age range and help them build a broader support system.