Taken from Equality Michigan
Free Assistance for Transgender Persons Seeking Legal Name Change
A coalition of LGBT community partners, Affirmations Community Center, Central United Methodist Church, Equality Michigan, and the Ruth Ellis Center is proud to announce the launch of the Transgender Name Change Project (TNCP) today.
Recognizing the economic, legal and social barriers transgender persons face when their legal name differs from their preferred name, the coalition is excited to announce that a number of selected applicants will receive assistance to complete a legal name change at no cost.
Know Someone Interested in a Legal Name Change?
If you or someone you know is interested in a free legal name change, you can begin the process by completing an application as well as the appropriate fee waiver forms for your county. Coalition members Equality Michigan's Department of Victim Services and Affirmations Community Center will provide assistance completing these steps of the process.
Applications are available at Affirmations Community Center in Ferndale, Central United Methodist Church in Detroit, at the Ruth Ellis Center in Highland Park, and via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or TransNCP@gmail.com
*The Transgender Name Change Project thanks the United Methodist Church for their generous support.
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