This calendar is a community-generated list of legal clinics for name and gender changes by state and U.S. territory. It is updated weekly.
A Quick Guide to Changing Your Federal Identity Documents
This quick guide version of our full comprehensive ID Please! resource guides you through the process of changing your federal documents, including social security records and fixing your immigration and passport.
The policies for changing gender markers on birth certificates vary state by state, resulting in a complicated patchwork of processes across the country. This resource provides an overview of which states have a process for updating gender markers on birth certificates, and provides the basic outline of what those states’ policies look like.
A Guide to Changing Your California and Federal Identity Documents to Match Your Gender Identity
A Guide to Changing Your California and Federal Identity Documents to Match Your Gender Identity. This comprehensive guide will walk you through: going to court, changing your social security records, getting your new driver’s license or state ID, and fixing your immigration, passport, and birth certificate documents. It is meant to be a how-to guide to help you navigate the sometimes complex world of identification documents.
An overview of the timeline for implementation of California’s SB 179, a groundbreaking law that makes it significantly easier for all transgender people who are living in or were born in California to obtain identity documents that reflect their genders, and makes California the second state in the county to offer a standard path to obtaining a nonbinary gender marker on state documents.
An overview of the identity documents that many transgender Californians change to better reflect their gender identity.
The Vital Statistics Modernization Act clarifies the documentation and residency requirements for obtaining a California court-ordered gender change.
A list of court forms for use by people wanting to obtain state recognition of their change of name and/or gender. The California Judicial Council makes court forms available on-line. These forms can be used by anyone seeking to get court recognition of their change of name and/or gender.
- California Courts Self Help Center
Name Change/Name & Gender Change forms & instructions.
- Movement Advancement Project (MAP) – State Identity Document Laws & Policies
MAP’s website provides an overview of state laws and policies governing name and gender change.
- Lambda Legal – Changing Birth Certificate Sex Designations: State-By-State Guidelines. Lamda has compiled this useful list of each state’s policies, requirements and process (if available) change the sex designation on a birth certificate.
- National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) – Identity Documents Center
NCTE has created a comprehensive state-by-state guide that provides information & resources on state name change laws, driver’s license & birth certificate gender change policies.
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