Culture

#TransLawHelp is Connecting Trans People to Lawyers Before Trump Takes Office

Culture

#TransLawHelp is Connecting Trans People to Lawyers Before Trump Takes Office

+

In the midst of Donald Trump’s presidential election and nationwide protests, many are preparing themselves for what’s to come when Trump takes office in January. And with people sharing support and symbols of hope all across the U.S, the hashtag #TransLawHelp has popped up on Twitter in an effort to connect transgender individuals with the help they need to obtain legal documents that reflect their gender identity.

“Trans Family: If you have been waiting to amend your documents, your driver’s license, your birth certificate reissued and sealed, to have your marriage license reissued in the correct format, your social security name and gender, do it now,” tweeted NYU Professor Naomi Clark. “Please reach out to community in your area or in the big groups if you need help figuring out how to do this. It may not be available very soon. You may essentially have 70 days.”

Since both Trump and Mike Pence have run an anti-LGBTQ campaign and many laws discriminating against trans men and women still exist, now is a more important time than ever to support the LGBTQ community.

If you would like to help out, you can donate to the Trans Legal Defense and Education Fund.