Transgender man seeks right to sue over law prohibiting non-citizens from obtaining a change of legal name (Indianapolis, IN) — A transgender man who is challenging an Indiana state law that bars immigrants from obtaining a change of legal name is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a federal trial court’s decision to dismiss […]View Article
Since California passed SB 179, the Gender Recognition Act, our helpline has gotten numerous questions on what this means, when it goes into effect, and how people can update their driver’s licenses to nonbinary. You have questions; we have answers! Today we are releasing a timeline and FAQ for what the Gender Recognition Act means […]View Article
(Sacramento, CA) – Last night, for the first time in California history, legislation written by currently and formerly incarcerated transgender people was signed into law. Senate Bill 310 (the Name and Dignity Act), authored by Senator Toni Atkins of San Diego and co-authored by Senator Beall, Senator Wiener, Assemblymember Chiu, Assemblymember Garcia, Assemblymember Gloria, and […]View Article
(Sacramento, CA) – Last night, Governor Brown signed into law SB 179, the Gender Recognition Act, which makes it easier for transgender, intersex, and nonbinary people to obtain state-issued identity documents that reflect their gender. Authored by Senators Toni Atkins and Scott Wiener and sponsored by Transgender Law Center and Equality California, the Gender Recognition […]View Article
The bill, called the Gender Recognition Act, establishes a nonbinary gender marker option on state identity documents and streamlines the gender marker change process for everyone.View Article
a.t. furuya becomes fourth person in state to be recognized as a gender that is not “male” or “female” San Diego, CA – Today, a court granted a name and gender change to Transgender Law Center client a.t. furuya, making a.t. the fourth person in California and the fifth in the country that is known to have obtained […]View Article
Sacramento—Senators Toni G. Atkins (D-San Diego) and Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) today announced legislation to enable more transgender, intersex and nonbinary people to obtain state-issued identity documents that accurately reflect their gender. The bill is sponsored by Equality California and Transgender Law Center. Senate Bill (SB) 179 would accomplish this by creating a third, nonbinary […]View Article
From state legislation targeting trans youth to a White House targeting Muslims, immigrants, people of color, women, people with disabilities and so many other members of our community, we know that 2017 will be a cruel and difficult year for transgender and gender nonconforming people.
But now is not the time for panic, isolation, or doubling down on business as usual. It is a time for us to remember how transgender people have long survived and resisted in moments of crisis: through community.
It is with this knowledge that Transgender Law Center has formed the first steps in our plan of resistance for 2017.
Last week, we held a webinar on changing federal identity documents, as there is a lot of anxiety and concern in the community around access to those processes under a Trump administration. Federal IDs include passports, immigration paperwork, and Social Security Administration documents. Many people, though, are seeking information on correcting birth certificates, a process […]View Article
A lot of people have been wondering how the recent election might affect their ability to legally change their name and gender and update their documents. While we know that we are the only ones who ultimately define our genders, having state-issued documents that more accurately reflect our identities often critically affects our safety and […]View Article