Name & Gender Change Assistance
This index is primarily for services based in Los Angeles County. Not all resources here are specifically geared towards gender expansive and TGI/ENBY+ folx (Trans, Gender Non-Conforming, Intersex & Non-Binary), but resources which are have been indicated in the Accessibility column.
Accessibility column contains information about language support, and identity-specific resources; you can find these resources by searching each list for specific terms, such as: Español, BIPOC, etc.
If you have any resources you would like added to this list, or a reason you feel a resource needs to removed from this list please contact: [email protected]*
*Please note this is only for updating the resource list, and not for support in accessing resources.
The list is searchable, and available for download and print.
NOTARY SERVICES (Required for Name Change with CA Office of Vital Statistics)
Most banks and credit unions offer Free Notary services for account holders. We do know one trans & queer identifying mobile notary, and they are included on this list!
If you would like additional contact information for a few other trans-afforming mobile notaries, please e-mail us: [email protected]
|Organization (Links to Website)||Contact||Services Description||Location||Accessibility|
|UCLA Let's Go Liberation Name & Gender Clinic - Hosted by Trans* Lounge||[email protected]|
E-mail us to let us know you're interested!
We will add you to the waitlist for the next clinic.
|Trans* Lounge hosts Name & Gender Change Clinics about 4-6 times a year. Legal Volunteers can help you fill out all the necessary paperwork to apply for your court order here in the state of CA. At the end of this clinic you can have this paperwork e-filed with a courthouse in Los Angeles. You will also receive a checklist of how to apply for Name & Gender change with other agencies.||Online over Zoom!|
Applicable to California residents.
|Please notify us of any accessibility needs you have, and we will do our best to arrange for them in advance.|
|Free legal assistance for low-income residents. Free assistance for Name & Gender change.||3250 Wilshire Blvd., 13th Fl|
Los Angeles, CA 90010
|All identities. Available in English & Español|
|Name & Gender ID Change Library on Trans Lifeline||Trans Lifeline accepts feedback on information and accessibility HERE.||This accessible database contains multiple tables ranging from federal to county information about name & gender marker changes and ID documents, including: Tribal IDs, immigration documents, military documents, and name changes for people with previous criminal records.||Virtual Document Library||TGI/ENBY+ Folx changing name & gender markers in USA.|
|Trans Lifeline Microgrants for Name & Gender Change Support||Feedback accepted HERE.||Microgrants provide trans and nonbinary people with low-barrier funds and support to correct names and/or gender markers on identifying legal documents, and supply necessities for our trans siblings behind bars. 75% of Name Change Microgrants go to trans BIPOC to dismantle barriers caused by white supremacy.||Online application||TGI/ENBY+ Folx, BIPOC-identified folx prioritized.|
Cole Frank (they/them)
|Trans & Queer identifying mobile public notary.|
Fee is $15 per notarization + a modest travel fee. Sliding scale available for folks if they need help with the travel fee - negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
|Pasadena & Greater Los Angeles|
*Able to meet people where they are at, preferably in a public space, but also able to meet at someone's home if need be for accessibility purposes.
|Available in English. Sliding scale available. Location negotiable for accessibility.|
California Department of Public Health - Updating a Birth Certificate Information
|Webpage||Information on how to update name and gender on a California birth certifcate.||Virtual reference||Available in all languages, see Language translation module top right.|