As Sarasota Magazine pointed out: Out of all 50 states, Florida has the third highest number of people who identify as transgender—an identity that increases one’s risk of homelessness, poverty and unemployment and can bar people from access to medical and financial resources. One of the reasons for those struggles is that transgender people often lack legal documentation that matches their gender.

Legal aid of Manasota launched a program in March 2022, to help transgender people change their names.

Legal Aid of Manasota Starts New Program to Help Transgender People Change Their Names

Sherry Ellis