UCI LGBT Resource Center

Intersex & Trans Resources

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Intersex and Trans Resources

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” or “nb”) on California birth certificates, drivers’ licenses, identity cards, and gender-change court orders.  


Resources for legally changing one’s gender id and / lived name in California and at UCI

Transgender Law Center – Changing your legal identification in California



Transgender Law Center – one-stop hub for name and gender change information



California Courts - How to Change Your Name AND Gender (Adult)



California Courts – How to file a petition to change your name



California Courts – Gender Change



CA DMV for Drivers Licenses and California Identification cards

Gender marker change



CA DMV - Name change check list



(SB) 179 0 The California law that recognizes Male, Female and Nonbingary gender options (detail)




Changing your UC Net ID

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

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 2 gender inclusive housing option (links below):

  • Middle Earth - Open House (see specifics under theme houses)
  • Arroyo Vista - SPECTRUM LGBTQ Theme House (main page / PDF.  See specifics under theme houses)

Pronoun Usage

To better understand pronoun usage and importance.

National resources

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.