May 7, 2020 at 10:20 am EDT | by Philip Van Slooten
Name change fundraiser planned
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Trans Maryland, formerly Trans Healthcare MD, is holding an online fundraiser to help cover name change costs for binary and nonbinary transgender Marylanders seeking access to affirming identity documents. 

Prior to the COVID-19 crisis, Trans Maryland hosted name change clinics for trans Marylanders seeking to petition the courts for name changes. Now the program has become digital via its Facebook and organizational web pages. 

Trans Maryland Founder and Executive Director Lee Blinder organized the fundraising Facebook page through Tides Foundation. Funds raised will help defray the costs associated with petitioning the Maryland courts for name changes which include filing costs, publication requirement fees, securing new identifying documents and mailing forms. 

Visit transhealthcaremd.org/updates for more information. 

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