Some of you may know that I have been in the process of legally changing my gender. In this battle, I have had a recent victory. I went to the Social Security Administration to work on my disability case and while there I was able to provide a doctor’s note to update my gender to female. The administration took the note and now for federal proposes, I am a female. Additionally, this week I filed my paperwork for a passport so I can use it as an I.D. with the correct gender.
However, to get the State of Iowa to update my gender to female, they want an updated birth certificate with the updated gender. But, I was born in Nebraska where the state requires surgery before you can update the gender. I am not in a place in my life where I can have the surgery.
Therefore, I need to get a District Court in Iowa to issue an order to Nebraska to update my gender on my birth certificate.
Unfortunately, being one of the thousands of transgender people who live in poverty, I do not have the resources to cover the legal fees associated with obtaining such a Court order.
thus, I am raising funds to cover those legal expenses. Anything you can contribute is greatly appreciated.
Go here to donate: GoFundMe
Thank you for helping me fight this battle and thank you for being with me while I fought many others.
Thank you again,
Mika Jayne Covington