Changing identity documents can be expensive, and a majority of our clients would not be able to change them without financial assistance from us.
TransLAW is entirely run and staffed by volunteers, and we make every effort to ensure that our administrative costs are minimal. We primarily raise funds to pay the name and gender-marker change court fees and publication fees for low and no-income transgender people.
Since our first clinic in June 2012, which we operate in partnership with Whitman-Walker Health, over 800 transgender people in the DC Metro Area have come to the Name and Gender Change Clinic to get help with this process. To date, thanks to the generousity of our supporters, we have been able to meet the financial needs of every person who has asked for assistance.
Here's how your donations translate directly into life-changing assistance for Clinic clients:
$10 - Contribute to TransLAW's administrative expenses
$25 - Sponsor one client's DMV fees for an updated identification card
$75 - Sponsor one client's publication requirement for a name change
$100 - Sponsor one client's publication and mailing requirements for a name change
$150 - Sponsor one client's court costs for a name and gender change
$250 - Sponsor one client's court costs, mailings, and publication requirements
$500 - Fully fund the name and gender change process for two clients
$1,500 - Sponsor one month's entire clinic
Please consider making a donation to help support our efforts! All donations to TransLAW are tax-deductible thanks to our fiscal sponsor, the National Center for Transgender Equality.