Updating your name and gender marker as a transgender person varies from state-to-state. We recommend checking these resources for navigating the process for gender marker and name change in your state:
Plume has partnered with Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund (TLDEF) to provide name and gender marker change support for low-income transgender individuals in select service areas. See if you are eligible here.
Trans Equality (national database)
Transgender Law Center (national database)
Solace, an app that focuses on gender affirmation and includes state-by-state guides for the name/gender marker change process.
Getting the letter
In order to complete a letter of support for your name and/or gender marker change, your care team will need to know the following information:
The full name you would like to adopt as your legal name (First, Middle and Last)
Gender marker you would like to use as your legal gender marker
Gender marker currently on your legal documents, such as your passport or driver’s license
The date you need the letter completed by