This site was created to answer legal questions asked by trans* youth living in Maryland. This website was created by FreeState Legal Project in partnership with local Maryland PFLAG chapters.
What type of information will you find on this site?
Here you will find information about some of the Maryland laws and regulations that affect trans* youth and their families. This includes: laws about legally changing your name and gender; the steps to change your name or gender on official documents, like Social Security cards, driver’s licenses, and passports; rules about signing up for Selective Service if you are trans*; and your civil rights.
We are not able to provide information about the medical or psychological aspects of transition, although we do provide links to additional resources which might be able to provide some answers.
***The information on this site is not meant to constitute legal advice or serve as a substitute for speaking with an attorney. The information provided is general. Every person’s situation is unique, and some of the information we supply on this site may apply differently for you. We strongly encourage you to contact us or another attorney if you have questions. When changing your identify documents, you may also wish to contact the agencies listed to verify that the information posted on this website, as agencies may change their procedures.***