Howard Brown looking for transgender stories


CHICAGO — Howard Brown Health Center in Chicago is writing a book on transgender aging with the hope of helping healthcare providers provide better care to trans, GNC and gender queer older adults.

The clinic is asking community members who are TGNC and 60 years old or older to write about their experience with using any kind of health care or any knowledge they think healthcare providers should be aware of. An essay of 500 to 1,000 words typed on double spaced pages would be great.

Some details:

  • Pieces must be received by Howard Brown by midnight on Sunday, April 29.
  • Writing must be in English.
  • Authors can come from anywhere and do not need to live in Chicago or receive care at Howard Brown but must live in the US.
  • Authors should include their email, phone number, age, name and how they describe their gender identity.
  • Authors are welcome to publish under their preferred or legal name.
  • 5-10 voices will be included, choosing them to represent different perspectives and identities.
  • People who have writing included will be listed as chapter authors in the order they are included in the chapter. They will need to sign permission for the publisher for Howard Brown to use their writing.
  • There may be some minor editing for clarity and flow, but those edits would be approved in advance by the authors.
  • There is no payment for being included but the clinic will purchase a copy of the book for each author and invite them to an event that celebrates the publication of the book.

Writing can be emailed to [email protected] or left at the front desk at Howard Brown’s 4025 North Sheridan Road, Chicago, IL 60613 address addressed ATTN: Cec Hardacker.