Gender Affirmation Workshops

Houston Volunteer Lawyers offers regular workshops to assist individuals in obtaining court orders to update their gender markers and change their names. 

At the workshops, volunteer attorneys draft the court documents and file the documents afterward. An HVL staff attorney is available for questions.

As there are various legal requirements to update one's gender and name in Texas, attendees need to be pre-screened. To be scheduled, please return the following to HVL:

The documents can be sent in by email (, mail (attn: Gender Marker Clinic) or fax (713-228-5826, attn: Gender Marker Clinic). Our staff attorney will screen all applicants before setting them for an appointment at the next workshop.  

Gender Marker Questionnaire.doc1.19 MB

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