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Transgender and non-binary people find allies in legal name change journey

Posted at 11:29 AM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 12:18:47-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — FOX 17 was joined by attorney, Ginny Mikita of Mikita Kruse Law Center, Ximón Kittok, GR Trans Foundation Executive Director, Amy L. Ver Wey a WPATH Certified Transgender Health Provider and co-owner of River City Psychological Services, as well as Renn Pruitt, owner of Red Maple CranioSacral to discuss issues faced by transgender and non-binary people seeking legal name changes in the state of Michigan.

The message was clear, while there are existing hurdles and fees for a legal name change, there are people and resources to help individuals navigate the sometimes daunting process.

Watch the video above to learn more.

READ MORE: What's in a name: The barriers Michigan's trans and non-binary people face in trying to be themselves