My name is Hannah Morris and I started raising funds for just ONE person. I knew I could end up raising funds for TWO people to include my friend Alex. I am now raising funds for people in my area to get their name and gender marker changes done. In totaly, i am currently talking with FOUR individuals to navigate this process. We are working to research every best possible to way get this work done and in a way that will benefit the most people.
THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS DONATED THUS FAR.
ORIGINAL POST: My name is Hannah Morris and Madeline is a good friend of mine.
THIS IS URGENT!!!
Madeline is a transgender woman and I am her In Case of Emergency contact.
This year has been deadlier for transgender women than 2015. And 2015 was higher than 2014. Even yesterday, on Election Day, we added a new name to the list of the dead. It has us all having dark, morbid conversations.
So Maddie asked me to be her In Case of Emergency contact.
And here is where it is very saddening to me: I had to ask Maddie her old name (a HUGE taboo) -- just in case something happened. And then Maddie and I agreed she should carry a paper in her purse that says HER name and gender on there... and my name and number too.
In the event of an emergency and the phone rings, the person on the other end of the phone will be giving information about the person listed on the identification card. It is very important that we get Maddie's information changed to reflect who she is.
THIS IS A SAFETY CONCERN. THIS IS URGENT.
We must get this paperwork filed to the court and heard by a judge as soon as possible. Time is very important right now.
To get a name change in East Texas, we MUST hire a lawyer. In the State of Texas, there is no law that exists that says a judge has to sign a gender marker change. We know of a lawyer. The total cost to hire the lawyer and the court costs is just under $1,300.00. We're asking for a little over that to pad for the gofundme fees they'll take out.
The Texas legislature reconvenes in January and they've made it very clear that they will be targeting transgender people. We are anticipating violence against the transgender community to increase even more.
I want to get this funded in 25 days. THIS IS URGENT!
We are asking for direct cash donations, fb pay, as well as through here.
Everyone who donates will receive a hand written note from me and Maddie.
We can do this. I believe in us.
We funded Jasmine's teeth. We funded Zane's Safe Space. We can get Maddie's legal fees together!!!!