Supporting all people facing gender discrimination in order to live their lives with dignity, safety, and autonomy.
Supporting Name Changes and Other Transitions
DWT is working with legal services organization Legal Voice to create a youth-focused guidebook that explains legal rights and procedures for trans youth in Washington, Oregon, Alaska, Idaho, and Montana. The guide covers name and gender marker changes, rights in school, workplace rights, transition-related healthcare, and non-affirming parents and guardians.
The project is being led by Tyler Maffia, with support from Brandon Braithwaite, Taylor W. Davison, Margaret Haggerty, Kristin Hoeberlein, Samantha Lachman, Jonathan A. Namazi, Monica Molina, Clint Monteith, Tahiya Sultan, and Flynn O’Neill.
In honor of Pride Month in June, DWT hosted a training with the Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund on name change petitions. After the training, our attorneys assisted clients with legal name changes.