Areas of Work: Identity Documents

New York City Birth Certificate Policy

For several years, until late in 2006, SRLP worked with the New York City Board of Health / Bureau of Vital Statistics to try to get them to change their birth certificate sex designation change policy to not require genital surgery — which they failed to do. The materials linked below document the history of SRLP's work on this issue, and may be helpful to activists working on similar issues elsewhere.

SRLP Publication

How to Legally Change Your Name in New York City

Detailed instructions for completing a legal name change in New York City, including copies of some court papers you'll need to submit, how to change your name with the DMV and Social Security Administration, and how to change the gender marker on your NY drivers's license.