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Presenter(s): Asaf Orr

Date: August 25, 2017

Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Room: 605

Conference: Gender Odyssey Seattle

Program: Family

Changing ID Documents

More than ever before, identity documents, such as birth certificates, driver’s licenses, and passports, are being scrutinized in a wide range of situations. Whether traveling abroad, obtaining various governmental benefits, or enrolling in school, these legal papers play a key role in one’s ability to access rights and services. Furthermore, for young people in school, on a team, or engaged in other activities, the importance of one’s name and sex aligning with gender identity carries particular significance and a mismatch can undermine privacy. This workshop will provide an overview of the current issues, challenges, and requirements for modifying such documents.