A resource in hard times.

Posted: November 17, 2016 in Fight Back, knowledge is power

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In the wake of last week’s election, we’ve received a flood of concerns and questions from many of you about what the new administration might mean for our communities. People are worried about their immigration status, increased violence and harassment, and their ability to change their legal name and gender. While there is still a lot we do not know, there is some guidance and support we can provide.
Today, we issued an overview addressing the question of what the election might mean for identity documents, along with a quick-guide version of our popular ID Please resource that outlines specific instructions for changing your name and gender on federal documents like a passport, Social Security Administration documents, and immigration documents.
We have also heard from lawyers and others asking how they can help. Here are a few steps people can take:

This is a scary time for many in our community, and we know that this guide cannot answer all of the uncertainties and fears of this moment. We hope, though, that this resource helps address one anxiety many people have shared with us.
Please know that Transgender Law Center is here and remains committed to doing everything in our power to protect the rights and lives of all members of our community, including immigrants, Muslims, people with disabilities, youth, and people of color who have borne the brunt of this election’s hateful rhetoric and violence.
Together in the movement,

Kris Hayashi

Executive Director
Transgender Law Center
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