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Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Postby natraj » Tue May 14, 2019 1:38 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:(Relatedly: can someone transitioning MTF or FTM just renew their driver's license and pick a different box on the computer and that's all it takes to legally change sex now? I'd have thought there was more to the process).


that varies 100% by state. in dc where i am they updated it to allow you to put an x on your id, and required no proof for doing so; at the same time that that came to pass you also require no proof for changing your id to m or f. you have to fill out the gender designation form but no longer have to submit a doctor/therapist note or whatever. it's the same for whether you are changing your id to say m, f, or x.

(i would rather all ids just did away with gender marker altogether, but this is definitely a huge improvement over the previous requirements of being both binary options only and mandatory gatekeeping from some kind of authority figure!)
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Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Postby Zohar » Tue May 14, 2019 2:13 pm UTC

I would also guess a lot of the government departments are disjointed and don't necessarily pass that information back and forth. Like I wouldn't be surprised if the DMV would say you're sex W and the state taxing agency would say you're sex Z.
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Postby Sizik » Wed May 15, 2019 6:09 pm UTC

I came out to my mom as trans! It went pretty well.
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Postby Zohar » Wed May 15, 2019 6:33 pm UTC

That is amazing! Congratulations, it's so great you had a positive experience!
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Postby poxic » Wed May 15, 2019 6:56 pm UTC

WOOT!
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Postby Deva » Wed May 15, 2019 9:56 pm UTC

Yay for a positive reaction.
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Re: [SAFESPACE] LGBTIQQA Thread - Queer Support!

Postby Monika » Fri May 17, 2019 3:07 am UTC

Pfhorrest wrote:Today I had to actually go down in person to the DMV to renew my driver's license and while filling out basic info unsupervised on a computer, saw that the "Sex" option now has "Male", "Female", and "Nonbinary".

I was tempted to put "Nonbinary" but (A) that's not a sex, that's a (category of) genders, so I'm not sure what the question really wants, and (B) I'm not sure what the legal ramifications of doing so are, so I just chickened out and left the "M" that I've always had and never thought about.

(Relatedly: can someone transitioning MTF or FTM just renew their driver's license and pick a different box on the computer and that's all it takes to legally change sex now? I'd have thought there was more to the process).

It also had a multiple-choice thing for hair color, and I like to think of my hair as auburn, even though it doesn't have as much red in it as I'd like, but my existing driver's license has always said "brown", and once again the potential legal ramifications of picking the wrong thing made me scared (will someone IDing me say my hair isn't red enough to qualify as "auburn" and reject my ID?) so I just chickened out and left it "brown".

Then again, my existing license has had an inaccurate weight on it for close to two decades, and it's not like they make me step on a scale to confirm the weight I entered this time was accurate, or measured my height, or anything like that, so what the heck is the point of all this unconfirmed identifying information anyway?

There is weight information on your IDs :shock:
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Postby SecondTalon » Fri May 17, 2019 6:30 pm UTC

Depends on the State. KY does not. Some States do.
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