Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico
The Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico is the only organization in the state that exists solely to serve transgender and non-binary people and our families and loved ones. Since 2008 we have grown our direct services, advocacy and education offerings to what we do today. We provide direct assistance to trans and non-binary people of every age in every corner of the state. This includes help with name changes, identity documents, trans-specific items, emergency financial assistance, information and referrals. We have a Provider Directory on our website and nine separate peer-led support groups.
Since 2009 we have delivered more than 2,500 Transgender Cultural Fluency trainings to more than 50,000 attendees. We provide training for groups such as: Sandia National Labs, Albuquerque Police Department, Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque Public Schools and so many more. Our advocacy work includes working with entities to create or improve transgender policy, as well as drafting and passing laws in New Mexico to help trans and non-binary people. We partnered closely with Equality New Mexico to pass the Vital Records Modernization Act of 2019, updating the way you change the gender marker on your birth certificate. We eliminated the previous surgical requirement and simplified the process to a notarized form. Our law also added the X gender marker for the first time in NM, which has now been included on US passports.
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