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Leo- living authentically

A transgender man was about to graduate from a certificate program, but because he had not yet legally changed his name, the school registrar refused to call out his preferred masculine name at the graduation ceremony. This would have effectively exposed his transgender status to all of his classmates, faculty, and others in attendance, against his will and wishes.

The student contacted Empire Justice and we took on the case. Our attorney called the Dean of the school to alert him of this issue and to ask for the school's policies on the matter. Simply alerting the Dean was sufficient – the graduation roster was quickly updated to reflect the student’s authentic masculine name ahead of the graduation ceremony the next morning. 

 *name has been changed



ecard Donate Butoon