UCI LGBT Resource Center

Transgender & Intersex Law, Policy, and Resources

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Transgender & Intersex Law, Policy, and Resources

University of California's Gender Recognition and Lived Name (GRLN) Policy

For more information:

BFB-RMP-7: Protection of Administrative Records containing Personally Identifiable Information

For more information:

SB179 Gender Recognition Act

Last fall, Governor Brown signed into law the Gender Recognition Act (California Senate Bill 179). The law streamlines the process for Californians to apply to change their gender markers and creates a nonbinary gender category (the letter “x”) on California birth certificates, drivers’ licenses, identity cards, and gender-change court orders.  

If you have ideas, questions suggestions or would like to contact the SB179 Gender Recognition Act (GRA) committee, please email us at: genderrecognition@uci.edu

Assembly Bill 760

An act to amend Sections 66271.4 and 66271.41 of the Education Code, relating to public postsecondary education.

Resources for changing one's legal name in CA and/or within UCI


Gender Affirming Benefits for 2021-21 and In-Network providers (via UCI Student Health Center web links)



Gender Affirming Care

How to change your net ID and email using your lived / preferred name

Resource List

For Students:

How to update systems to reflect your changed legal name


How to update systems to reflect your changed gender marker (also sexual orientation)


Changing your name from legal/deadname to lived/preferred name

This is the link through the office of the Registrar to change your lived/preferred name at UCI.  There is also information about Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity.  


Changing a UCInetID


 For Staff and Faculty:

How to update systems to reflect your changed legal name

It will be UC Path in January 2020

How to update systems to reflect your changed gender marker

It will be UC Path in January 2020

Changing to a preferred name at UCI – This is different than a legal name change.  

It will be UC Path in January 2020

Gender Inclusive Bathrooms

UCI has several gender Inclusive bathrooms (GIB = all person, all access) around campus. The gender inclusive bathrooms are for ALL of our community members at UCI.  This is a link to a map overlay.  On the page select Gender Inclusive overlay and the map with display GIB facilitities.

Gender Inclusive Housing Options

UCI currently has 3 gender inclusive housing option:

      • Middle Earth - Open House

      • Arroyo Vista - Spectrum House

      • Mesa Court - Open House 

Follow the link for FAQ Gender Inclusive Housing page: Click here

Pronoun Usage

Chest-Binding Resources

Resource List of LGBTQ+ services

UCI Health Gender Diversity Program

The UCI Health Pediatric Gender Diversity Program offers Orange County's only interdisciplinary program dedicated to caring for transgender, nonbinary, and gender-expansive children, teens and young adults up to the age of 26.

The team of specialists provides affirming, supportive care with a full range of services, all in one location.

Services for children, adolescents, and young adults include:

· Patient and family counseling

· Puberty suppression

· Gender-affirming hormone therapy

· Sexual health, education, and HIV prevention

· Community connections and support

· School and community engagement

· Provider and trainee education

Address: (2 locations) UCI Medical Center 101 The City Drive South
Orange, CA 92868 and Gottschalk Plaza 1 Medical Plaza Drive
Irvine, CA 92697

Phone Number: 714-456-6025

Fax: 714 456 8808

Hours: Monday - Friday from 9:00 am-5:00 pm and Clinic: Wednesdays 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm by appointment

Website: https://sites.uci.edu/genderdiversity  

OC GAP - Orange County Gender Affirming Practitioners

Links to multiple services and resources for Transgender and nonbinary individuals

National Resources and Links

Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Passengers

TSA has updated its Transgender, Nonbinary, and Gender Nonconforming Passengers web page to provide information to the traveling public on all gender-related updates, including changes to AIT screening protocols, identity-verification practices, and the TSA PreCheck program, as well as links to relevant sites for more comprehensive customer support. TSA will also be updating its TSA Cares web page to ensure travelers requiring special assistance receive the latest guidance in line with security procedures as well as information regarding how to request assistance on the date of travel. 

International Foundation for Gender Education

IFGE advocates for freedom of gender expression. They promote the understanding and acceptance of all people: Transgender, Transsexual, Crossdresser, Agender, Gender Queer, Intersex, Two Spirit, Hijra, Kathoey, Drag King, Drag Queen, Queer, Lesbian, Gay, Straight, Butch, Femme, Faerie, Homosexual, Bisexual, Heterosexual, and of course - You!

The Intersex Initiative

Intersex Initiative (IPDX) is a Portland, Oregon based national activist and advocacy organization for people born with intersex conditions. Director Emi Koyama has been an intern-turned-staffer at Intersex Society of North America before founding Intersex Initiative in January 2003.

The Intersex Society of North America

The Intersex Society of North America (ISNA) is devoted to systemic change to end shame, secrecy, and unwanted genital surgeries for people born with an anatomy that someone decided is not standard for male or female. 

National Transgender Advocacy Coalition

The National Transgender Advocacy Coalition works for the advancement of understanding and the attainment of full civil rights for all transgender, intersex and gender variant people.

Our Trans Children

Their intent is to provide an introduction to trans issues suitable for parents, family members and friends, as well as employers, counselors and anyone else interested, within or beyond PFLAG. They hope it may prove useful as well to those who are just beginning to question their own gender identity, and to assure them that there is support available in the larger community.


TransGenderCare contains a large archive of health information that they have written and compiled from their years of directly providing medical, psychological, electrology, and general health services to our transgender community. Whether you need to make informed heath care decisions for yourself or wish to understand more about a friend or loved one, we hope you find their online transgender health center helpful. 

Transgender Day of Rememberance

The Transgender Day of Remembrance serves several purposes. It raises public awareness of hate crimes against transgender people, an action that current media doesn't perform. Day of Remembrance publicly mourns and honors the lives of our brothers and sisters who might otherwise be forgotten. Through the vigil, we express love and respect for our people in the face of national indifference and hatred. Day of Remembrance reminds non-transgender people that we are their sons, daughters, parents, friends and lovers. Day of Remembrance gives our allies a chance to step forward with us and stand in vigil, memorializing those of us who've died by anti-transgender violence.

Trans Housing Network

Trans Housing Network is a space for trans folk to look for housing or post available trans-friendly housing.