Legal Resources

Transgender Law Center (TLC)

“The Transgender Law Center (TLC) is a civil rights organization advocating for the transgender community. Every day we connect transgender people and their families to technically sound and culturally competent legal services, increase acceptance and enforcement of laws and policies that support California's transgender communities, and work to change laws and systems that fail to incorporate the needs and experiences of transgender people.

“TLC utilizes direct legal services, public policy advocacy, and educational opportunities to advance the rights and safety of diverse transgender communities. TLC uses the term “transgender” to represent all of the innumerable genders and forms of gender expression that fall within and outside of stereotypical gender norms. TLC also understands, acknowledges, and resists non-gender based oppressions which limit people's ability to live in peace.”

The TLC holds free legal advice clinics several times a month, and provides speakers on TG legal issues to other organizations and groups. On their web site you'll also find articles on on topics such legally changing your name and paperwork.

Headquarters: 1629 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 400 Oakland, CA 94612

San Francisco Satilite Office located at the SF LGBT Center 1800 Market St. San Francisco, CA 94102


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