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Support Resources

Introduction:
Since 2016, Microgrants has been working with community members, organizations, and volunteers to create a readily accessible database, holding all of the national information surrounding ID changes, in one place. We are proud to announce that all that hard work has paid off! We’d like to introduce the Advocacy Library.

This living library contains multiple tables, holding info ranging from Federal down to specific county information per state about name changes & gender marker changes on IDs. This is a community supported effort for both the general public and organizational purposes. We call it living because these processes and fees are subject to change at anytime. To help us keep this running, we’d love any input you may have on your state, city, or county. The more clarity we can create, the easier it will be for trans folks to change their IDs!

We’d like to thank our community for all the research, translation, and entry that it took to get this library up and running for the public. Your contributions are invaluable to the trans community’s well being. Special thanks goes to Miriam Gwilt, Kel Dae, and Jasper Wirtshafter.

How to use:
Each table has been made easy to navigate. Simply use the search bar (magnifying glass) and type in what you are looking for. If you feel any information is in error, then please use our feedback form located in the entry or any of the multiple links on this page to help us fix it. We want the information to be as accurate and up to date as possible to prevent any errors or more confusing bureaucracy. We encourage those with research skills and backgrounds in law or related areas to contribute anything that might be useful. We are always seeking ways to improve our system and make it more accessible. If you have any ideas of how to make it better, please email us: [email protected] and put Advocacy Library in the subject field. Thank you!

FEDERAL IDENTIFICATION
This table contains information on federal ID changes. These are subject to change at anytime. If you have questions about a specific document, please email: [email protected]
To search this table, please click the Magnifying Glass icon at the top right hand corner of the table. Enter the state, county, or city you are searching for. If you feel the information is incorrect, please use our Feedback Form to help us correct it. Any entry that says Help us find it may need to be re-examined or clarity. Note: Our research teams are working in real-time editing these tables as we receive information. Please make sure to refresh the page if its been sitting too long.


NAME CHANGE PETITIONS
This table contains information about changing your name in each state. Please be aware that some states have different fees or processes depending on what county or city you may live in. Fees and processes are subject to change at anytime. If you have questions about a specific area or document, please email: [email protected]
To search this table, please click the Magnifying Glass icon at the top right hand corner of the table. Enter the state, county, or city you are searching for. If you feel the information is incorrect, please use our Feedback Form to help us correct it. Any entry that says Help us find it may need to be re-examined or clarity. Note: Our research teams are working in real-time editing these tables as we receive information. Please make sure to refresh the page if its been sitting too long.


DRIVER’S LICENSES & STATE IDENTIFICATION
This table contains information on Driver’s Licenses and State ID processes and fees. Fees and processes are subject to change at anytime. If you have questions about a specific area or document, please email: [email protected]
To search this table, please click the Magnifying Glass icon at the top right hand corner of the table. Enter the state, county, or city you are searching for. If you feel the information is incorrect, please use our Feedback Form to help us correct it. Any entry that says Help us find it may need to be re-examined or clarity. Note: Our research teams are working in real-time editing these tables as we receive information. Please make sure to refresh the page if its been sitting too long.


Birth Certificates:
Currently our program does not cover birth certificates. However, we still feel it is important to have that information for folks that do wish to pursue birth certificate amendments. We are working on compiling this information, and hope to have it available very soon. Please check back for more updates! To find out more information about our birth certificate policy, please visit this link.

Name Change Assistance

The following is a list of ID CLINICS or programs that help assistance in name changes. Please refer your recipients there to get more help if they need it! If you have any questions about the lists or any links broken, contact [email protected] for more assistance.

Southern Equality
No current events listed, check their web page for future events.

Tuscon
Southern Arizona Gender Allance - SAGA
No current events listed, however they will help with ID changes if contacted.
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 520-477-7096

Birmingham
Arkansas Transgender Equality Coalition
No current events listed, however they will help with ID changes if contacted.

San Francisco
TGIJP - Transgender, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex Justice Project
Focus: General legal assistance for TGNC individuals.
About: The Center hosts legal clinics every Thursday. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal consultation.
Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM
Location: TGIJP
234 Eddy Street
San Francisco, CA, 94102
Contact: While walk-ins are welcome, it is encouraged to make an appointment through calling (415) 554-8491.

Sacramento
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Focus: Family Legal Clinic for LGBT Individuals.
About: With a particular focus on divorce, child support and custody. The clinic is offered third Monday of each month.
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Location: Sacramento LGBT Community Center
1927 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Contact: Appointments needed, which can made through calling (916) 442-0185.

Sacramento
Sacramento LGBT Community Center
Focus: Housing and Public Benefits Legal Clinic for LGBT individuals
About: The clinic is offered fourth Monday of each month.
Time: 4:00PM-6:00PM
Location: Sacramento LGBT Community Center
1927 L Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Contact: Appointments needed, which can made through calling (916) 442-0185.

Berkeley
East Bay Community Law Center
Hosts monthly clinics for trans folks seeking ID amendments.

Denver
GLBT Community Center of Colorado
Focus: General legal assistance
About: The Center hosts legal clinics on the second Monday of every month. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal consultation.
Time: 5:30PM-7PM (MST)
Location: The Center
1301 East Colfax Avenue
Denver, CO 80218

Denver
The Gender Identity Center of Colorado, Inc.
Contact clinic for times and scheduling.

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Follow link for scheduling and more information.

Trans Legal Advocates of Washington - Trans LAW
Upcoming Clinic
When: September 19th, 2018 6:30 PM
Location: Whitman-Walker Clinic
1525 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20005
Info: The monthly clinics are by appointment only. Interested clients need only to call or email Lee Hicks (202-939-7627; [email protected]) or Leonor Suarez (202-939-7630; [email protected]) to set up an appointment and for further information.

Whitman Walker Health - Legal Services
Follow the link above to inquire about ID assistance.
Note: See TransLAW collaboration for upcoming ID clinic!

Southern Equality
No current events listed, check their webpage for future events.

Chicago
Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois - TJLP
Focus: Legal name change
About: Transformative Justice Law Project of Illinois conducts free monthly Name Change Mobilization Clinic on the last Friday of every month in Chicago. Attorneys and trained volunteers assist transgender and gender non-conforming folks to file petitions to legally change their names. Volunteers provide follow-up support services by accompanying folks to their court dates and helping them navigate the subsequent name change processes at the Department of Motor Vehicles, Social Security Office, Department of Vital Records, etc.
Time: 9AM-3PM (CST)
Location: Daley Center, Room 1202
50 W. Washington St.
Chicago, IL 60602
Information: For more information about legal services offered or questions about how to contact a project attorney, you may email TJLP at [email protected].

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Follow link for scheduling and more information.

Baltimore
Free State Justice
No clinic currently listed. Free State Justice offers legal support for LGBTQ+ individuals. Apply through http://freestate-justice.org/need-help/ or call (410) 625-5428 on Tuesdays between 1:00pm and 4:30pm.

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Follow link for scheduling and more information.

Minneapolis
Minnesota Trans Health Coalition
About: Volunteer attorneys can provide help with name and gender marker changes, including advice on the process in Minnesota, or help figuring out the process in other states; help filling out forms, making phone calls, and getting information from third parties. Do you have another type of legal issue? We can help with general information about the law and referrals to other free and low-cost resources. Clinic is at this location the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month.
Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM (CST)
Location: Minnesota Trans Health Coalition/The Exchange
3405 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
Instructions: To visit the clinic, make an appointment with https://goo.gl/ABTVNh or just walk in on the day of the clinic!

St Paul
Family Tree Clinic
About: Volunteer attorneys can provide help with name and gender marker changes, including advice on the process in Minnesota, or help figuring out the process in other states; help filling out forms, making phone calls, and getting information from third parties. Do you have another type of legal issue? We can help with general information about the law and referrals to other free and low-cost resources. Clinic is at this location the 2nd and 4th Mondays and 3rd Saturday of the month.
Time: 2:00PM-4:00PM (CST)
Location: Family Tree Clinic
1619 Dayton Ave #205
St. Paul, MN 55104
Instructions: To visit the clinic, make an appointment with https://goo.gl/ABTVNh or just walk in on the day of the clinic!

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Follow link for scheduling and more information.

Newark
LeGaL Foundation and North Jersey Community Research Initiative
About: Free legal clinics every Saturday from 5:30 to 7 PM. Volunteer attorneys provide free legal consultation.
Time: 5:30PM-7:00PM (EST)
Location: Project WOW! Youth Center
393 Central Ave
Newark, NJ 07103
Contact: Julio Roman at [email protected] or 973-483-3444 (Ext. 251)

New York City
New York LGBT Community Center
Focus: General legal services for trans people
About: Clinic serves all trans and gender-nonconforming New Yorkers. It meets the first Wednesday of every month.
Location: NYC Department of Correction Rikers Island Transgender Housing Unit

New York City
Sylvia Rivera Law Project
Has appointment-only ID change assistance.
147 W 24th St, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212-337-8550

Staten Island
Staten Island LGBTQ+ and Legal Clinic
Focus: General legal services for trans inmates
About: Clinic serves transgender inmates housed in the Transgender Housing Unit. It meets the second Friday of every month.
Location: New York LGBT Community Center
208 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011

Staten Island
Staten Island LGBTQ+ and Legal Clinic
Focus: General legal services for LGBTQ people
About: Clinic serves all LGBTQ New Yorkers. It meets the third Thursday of every month.
Time: 2:00PM - 4:30PM (EST)
Location: Staten Island LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic
Staten Island LGBT Community Center
25 Victory Blvd, 3rd Floor
Staten Island, NY

Southern Equality
No current events listed, check their webpage for future events.

Equitas Health
No upcoming clinics.
Contact: If you have questions, email [email protected] or call (614) 340-6729.

Portland
Outside In
Ongoing ID assistance. Call to schedule.
1132 SW 13th Ave
Portland, OR 97205
Phone: 503.535.3800
Fax: 503.223.6837

Portland
Legacy Transgender Health Services
Holds ID clinics quarterly, is available for ID navigation in person at Good Samaritan. To schedule, email: [email protected] or call: 503-413-5600.

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Follow link for scheduling and more information.

Southern Equality
No current events listed, check their webpage for future events.

Salt Lake City Utah Pride Center
Focus: General LGBT law
About: Recurring event held on the second Thursday of each month.
Time: 6PM-8PM
Location: Utah Pride Center
255 E 400 S
Salt Lake City, UT 84111
Contact: Call 801-539-8800 or visit utahpridecenter.org

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Follow link for scheduling and more information.

GLAD
ID assistance for the entire New England area. Follow link for scheduling and more information.

Virginia Equality Bar Association
No current clinic listed, however they do host one in the fall in different locations throughout the state. Check their events page frequently.

The QLaw Foundation
Focus: General legal services
About: The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ Legal Clinic offers a free 30-minute consultation with a volunteer attorney. Our attorneys are specially trained to discuss legal issues commonly faced by members of the gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender community, and we welcome all clients regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
Time: 1st & 3rd Thursday every month from 7:00pm-8:30pm
Location: LGBTQ Legal Clinic
Seattle Counseling Services
1216 Pine St, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98101
Information: For more information, visit the QLaw website at q-law.org
Instructions: The QLaw clinic is held the first and third Thursday of each month. Consultations are by appointment only. Appointments can be made by calling 206-267-7070 Tues-Thurs from 9am-12pm, please request the QLaw clinic when connected to a scheduler. If you reach our voicemail, please leave a short message with your contact information and we will get back to you.