Meet Darrick Ing

Darrick Ing, 2012-2013 Tom Steel Fellow, works to ensure that LGBT immigrants in San Francisco can get identification that respects their gender identity.

Thanks to a change made in late November, San Francisco now recognizes court-ordered name changes as long as they're submitted with proof of identity, proof of residency, and the court order.

"This is very significant, especially for the immigrant transgender community who may have fled their home country because of transphobia or intolerance and would otherwise be unable to transition or obtain gender-affirming identity documents," said Darrick.

See The Bay Area Reporter full article.