Recent news stories have highlighted the challenges that transgender persons face in going about their everyday lives. For seniors who are transgender, and already vulnerable from the usual sorts of challenges older persons face, the barriers to health, well being and safe living conditions can be enormous. Most transgender seniors have not gone through surgical transition, thus leaving them open to harassment, discrimination and even ignorance in health care settings. Many avoid medical care for just that reason. The possibility of living in a nursing home may pose a real threat to their integrity and identity, yet many have no alternatives. This is a tragic situation that goes well beyond the men’s or ladies’ room. To better understand the nature of this challenge, Read This.