Aging and 2SLGBTQIA+
Living in a society wherein anti-aging potions, surgeries, and strategies constitute a multi-billion dollar industry means that few value and welcome aging. Unsurprisingly, those who are “old” are discarded, disrespected, and perceived as less able and less worthy to contribute to the social good. In a society that mainstreams and rewards heteronormativy AND is rabid about anti-aging, the world can be even less welcoming to older folks who identify as 2SLGBTQIA+. This event focuses on the coupling of 2SLGBTQIA+ marginalization and aging. This discussion is an opportunity to consider the ramifications and manifestations of these intersectional identities that leave individuals and groups socially, politically, and legally erased, neglected, and disenfranchised.