Participants will learn how to obtain a court-ordered name change for transgender New York residents. Without a legal name and gender change, transgender people are forced to use ID that doesn’t match who they are. This creates barriers to accessing employment, housing and education. But many transgender people are not able to make it through the name change process on their own.
Upon completion of the training, you will be eligible to participate in Transcend Legal’s Name & Gender Recognition initiative, which matches volunteer attorneys with transgender people who need name change assistance.