Resources and One Family's Story
- FreeState Justice created this website to navigate name changes and gender marker changes in Maryland.
- Lambda Legal has created a state-by-state guide for changing your gender marker.
- Selective Service for trans people
State Department’s procedures for passports: General information for first-time applicants and a Fact sheet for gender transitioning applicants. All first-time applicants need to visit a Passport Agency or Center. For that, you need an appointment. Call the National Passport Information Center, reachable 24 hours a day, seven days a week at 877.487.2778 to schedule an appointment.
One family in Maryland succeeded in changing their child’s gender marker through the following process:
- First, they changed the child’s name through the court. Many recommend using “personal preference” for the reason.
- The letter from the court for the name change and a letter from an attending physician were sent to the passport office. Here are the official government requirements for a gender marker change on a passport.
- After getting the passport, they used that and a letter to change the gender marker for Social Security.
- They they used the Social Security and physician’s letter to change the driver’s license.