And — even when the process is complete — records of a person’s dead name can still exist in records and databases. He made an emergency visit to the hospital where he was born.
Completing a legal name change can help people who are transgender avoid everyday deadnaming when presenting their IDs, whether it’s at the hospital, at school, or at your neighborhood bar.
However, attaining a legal name change can be time-consuming, expensive, and subject trans people to further discrimination.
People who are transgender experience discrimination across the board, particularly if they’re known, believed, or discovered to be transgender.
The National Center for Transgender Equality’s 2015 U. Trans Survey found that 46 percent of transgender people surveyed had been verbally harassed — and 9 percent had been physically assaulted — just for being transgender.
You may also hear it described as referring to someone by their “birth name” or their “given name.”This can occur anywhere in a trans person’s life, from personal relationships to the classroom or workplace.