Legal Resources for Gender Transition and Advocacy

Legal Help

The Center OC

Legal Services:

We now offer Name and Gender Change Clinics, Immigration Clinics and Discrimination Legal Services (housing, employment, etc.). We collaborate with the Mexican Consulate, UC Irvine School of Law, Chapman School of Law, Legal Aid Society of OC, Lavender Bar Association, plus 3 law firms who have offered free legal services and pro bono status to our community. On average, our legal team helps 25-30 clients per month.

Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund
is committed to ending discrimination based upon gender identity and expression and to achieving equality for transgender people through public education, test-case litigation, direct legal services, community organizing and public policy efforts.

Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for transgender communities. Every day they connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.

Get help with: drivers license and name change; social security card and passport changes; coming out at work; transitioning at work; and health advocacy.