Provided by the H.A.V.E.N. Program
One's legal sex depends on the definition of the agency who issues documentation. Each agency, in each state and at a Federal level has different standards. The following resources are addressed at the Federal level changes in the United States to being to help you navigate the maze of legal hoops that hopefully will enable you to update your documentation to reflect your presentation. If you require assistance in locating the policies for a specific state please feel free to use the contact page
The largest national legal organization working for the civil rights of gender and sexual minorities, Lambda Legal's website contains information on case law, resources on legal
issues and the legal help desk which exists to serve those need legal information and assistance in regard to discrimination.
In Your State | Lambda Legal
This interactive map outlines key information for each state including: relationship recognition (for example, marriage and civil unions), employment protections
(public and private employers), parenting laws (for example, custody, adoption and visitation), relevant press releases and cases, and a Lambda Legal regional contact.
National Center for Transgender Equality
The National Center for Transgender Equality is dedicated to advancing the equality of transgender people through advocacy, collaboration and empowerment. They have resources on
addressing issues such as discrimination, documentation, travel, prisons, social security no-match letters and more. They also provide resources on how to teach about transgender
issues to others.
Transgender Community of Police and Sheriffs: Pre-Transition Checklist
This resource, written by law enforcement officers who have transitioned, is a list of places where you are likely to have to update your sex marker and/or your name after it has been changed.
Change Gender On Your Social Security Record
The Social Security Office's official policy on updating the sex marker on your Social Security Card.
U.S. State Department
This official website lists the U.S. State Department's requirements to apply for a passport while in the transition process or after the transition is completed.
Selective Service System: Registration Information
This link leads to the official FAQ on the the U.S. Selective Service website which states that those who transition to male, but were not assigned to the male sex at birth do not need to register with the U.S.
(------) to Male and the U.S. Selective Service
This guide was written after contacting the Selective Service about what options were available to men who were not assigned to the male role at birth as there was no guide or
resource available on the official website.