TransAction South Dakota was fortunate to receive a grant earlier this year for the specific purpose of helping transitioning transgender women and men change their names and gender markers to match the gender in which they identify.
To date, we have completed forms and handed out checks to 22 transgender men and women in South Dakota. that’s 22 lives changed in assisting members of the South Dakota transgender community by helping them take a big step in their transitions. I proud to say that I was the first recipient of our name change grant. Being I filled out all of the required legal forms by myself, and not having any issues in court or by the newspaper legal ad, afforded me the experience to be able to complete forms for all of our name change recipients.
I was contacted by a member of our transgender community who missed out on our name change clinic over the weekend of Aug. 5th and 6th. I was able to assist with legal forms via email, and our treasure has sent this individual a check for court costs, as well as one for the local newspaper in order to run the required 4 consecutive week legal notice.
So, as you can see, TransAction South Dakota is dedicated to helping transgender South Dakotan’s, not only with name changes, but to advocate and fight for our equality and justice, lobby legislative sessions to stop discriminatory bills from becoming law in our state, and to educate the public about who, what, and why we are who and what we are.
If you are transgender, gender non-conforming, or know someone who is, please contact us and let us be your voice and to stand side by side with you to obtain OUR equal rights in South Dakota.
President & Webmaster
TransAction South Dakota, Inc.
PO Box 91614
Sioux Falls, SD 57106