Name and Gender Marker Change Clinic

A Partnership with Family Tree Clinic

Every person deserves the right to reflect their true self in every facet of life.

Changing one’s name and gender marker is often a profound affirmation of one’s identity. These processes, while transformative, can often appear complex and overwhelming.

That’s why we’re excited to partner with Family Tree Clinic for our special quarterly clinic to make these steps more approachable and transparent for you.

Here's What Our Clinic Offers

Collaboration at Its Best

By teaming up with Family Tree Clinic, we’re bringing together expertise from multiple realms. This synergistic collaboration ensures you’re receiving well-rounded guidance and support.


Comprehensive Step-by-Step Guidance

  • Deep Dive into Documentation: We’ll meticulously explain every document involved, ensuring you understand their significance and how to correctly fill them out.
  • Timelines & Processes: Gain a clearer picture of the timeline involved, from initiating the process to its completion, and the different stages in between.
  • Post-submission Guidance: Our support doesn’t end with the submission; we’re here to guide you even after, ensuring you’re kept informed of subsequent steps and updates.

Access to Legal Professionals

Have specific questions or concerns? Following our primary informational sessions, attendees can partake in open Q&A sessions. This segment provides a platform to voice any specific questions, doubts, or concerns, making sure all aspects of the process are demystified.

Our team of legal professionals are here to empower you with knowledge, helping you make informed decisions every step of the way. Their presence ensures that you’re not just completing a legal process, but truly understanding it, ensuring you’re positioned to advocate for yourself both now and in the future.


Safety & Considerations

Embracing one’s true identity is a journey of courage and determination. We’re here to ensure that the journey is not walked alone.

With expert guidance, understanding, and the right resources, each step you take will be one of confidence and clarity. Together, we’re committed to ensuring you’re equipped with the knowledge and resources you need.

While masks are optional, we recommend wearing one for the collective well-being of all attendees.

If you’re under 18, please bring along a parent or legal guardian due to legal requirements.

Updating Your Birth Certificate with MDH

New as of January 2024!

The MN Department of Health now has a process to update a birth certificate with a new name or a change in sex designation (M, F or X).

To start this process, you can access the required form, which necessitates either of the following documents:

  1. Medical certification of appropriate clinical treatment for gender transition: This document must be an original letter issued by a licensed physician. The letter should identify the individual using the name and date of birth as stated on the current birth record. Additionally, the physician’s signature is required for validation.
  2. Certified copy of a court order: The court order must explicitly direct the amendment of the individual’s sex on the birth record.

It’s important to note that the completed form must be notarized by a public notary before submission.

If you need help with this process, please email us at [email protected].