Civil Liberties, Rights and Legal Assistance

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) - Massachusetts

  • A national organization with chapters in each state, the ACLU advocates for and defends the rights of all people under the guaranteed protections of the Constitution and laws of the United States.

GLAD Legal Advocates & Defenders

  • A free and confidential legal resource service helping LGBTQ+ people and those living with HIV/Aids. Call, email or chat with a specially trained volunteer representative to receive legal assistance and/or referrals.

Lambda Legal

  • A nonprofit, national organization committed to achieving civil rights for all LGBTQ+ people through public policy, impact litigation and education.

Pop-Up ID Project Call 1-800-455-GLAD.

  • An initiative between GLAD, MTPC, and Ropes & Gray which provides free, legal representation for transgender people to change their legal name and gender on federal and state documents.

How to Change Names and Gender Markers

To file for a court-ordered legal name change and/or gender markers in Massachusetts:

  • Pop-Up ID Project: A GLAD, MTPC, Ropes & Gray collaborative project to assist transgender people in changing legal name and gender markers.