This page contains resources and information specific to gender affirming health and the wellbeing of the transgender, non-binary, and gender diverse community
National Center for Transgender Equality – ID Documents Center (Find out what you needed to update name or gender designation by state and issuing agency)
This guide is meant for King County, but the process in other Washington counties are generally the same. To best avoid complications, amend your documents in the order in which we’ve outlined in this guide. Remember to get certified copies of all of your original documents before you begin amending them.
King County and federal forms for updating identity documents:
Social Security form to update name or gender marker
Get That Sh*t Done! Monthly Identity Document Clinic, held on the second Saturday of every month from 12:00-2:00pm. Due to COVID-19, all clinics will be held virtually until further notice. Gain access to:
- up-to-date documentation for state IDs, passports, birth certificates and social security information
- resources to help you navigate the process of updating your name and/or gender marker on various documents
- notaries to get any and all documentation notarized as necessary*
- medical providers to review your medical record and sign letters*
- staff attorneys to discuss legal issues
Drop in anytime during the clinic to pick up documents and receive one-on-one help with your questions and concerns.
*Volunteer availability determines whether these services are offered during clinics; please contact us if you plan to utilize these specific services during a clinic
The QLaw Foundation LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic is organized by the QLaw Foundation and is one of the King County Bar Association’s Neighborhood Legal Clinics. The LGBTQ+ Legal Clinic offers a free consultation with a volunteer attorney. Attorneys determine whether the client has a legal problem, suggest possible options, and provide appropriate referrals. These attorneys will not represent you in court.
Learn all of the tips and tricks of legal transition for youth from a physician and a peer educator with lived experience. QueerCME shares the best flow and all of their favorite resources.
Paths (Re)Membered Project – NW Portland Area Indian Health Board
Trans and Non-Binary Resource Guides (health, employment, housing, legal, and more) in Washington