Legal Fund for Transgender Rights

My name is Makayla Saramosing, Ed.D, and I’m a female who is transgender. I am fighting to make it illegal for the State of Oklahoma to require permanently sterilizing hormones and surgery, just to get one’s names and gender marker changed on his/her/their birth certificate and driver’s license. I’m pro se (no lawyer), and the State of Oklahoma is fighting back really hard! They have a Harvard lawyer going against us on this. I couldn’t find any lawyer who wanted to assist. The ones with experience to do it were either too busy, uninterested (ACLU, Lamda Legal, etc.) or wanted $50,000 or more just to help out. Many other lawyers were interested but has little or no legal experience to do so. We need your help! I’m filing the 84-page petition tomorrow, along with 50+ exhibits and several motions. The State of Oklahoma is going to hit back hard, and it’s going to take many, many hours and money for possible witnesses, copies, time, and hopefully legal counsel to join us in this fight for freedom. The Oklahoma federal courts are packed with lots of older, conservative male judges, and this could very well get appealed by the State of Oklahoma even if we do prevail at the federal district court level. Will you please help financially? I’ve put in over 100 hours of my own time and lots of money into it so far. Please . . . Help me help speak as a voice for all people in Oklahoma and elsewhere who are transgender. Even if you don’t live in Oklahoma, what happens in one state will affect the others, so it’s absolutely crucial that we get more good case law established in our fight. Fight for me. Fight for your children and grandchildren. Fight for humanity. Thank you.


Donations

  • TJ Cather 
    • $100 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Eunice Chacon 
    • $50 
    • 5 mos
  • Jeanne Smith 
    • $25 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Makayala Saramosing 
Organizer
Oklahoma City, OK