The Name and Gender Change guides below provide an outline for adult and minor Ohio residents to change their name and/or gender marker on identity documents and other records. The process varies from county to county, so we have included additional guides based on your county of residence.
Keep in mind that each person may have unique needs or goals that require a different approach, but the most common steps to name and gender marker change are below. This can be a daunting process, and we are happy to help guide you through the name and gender change steps.
We encourage you to attend our free Name & Gender Change Legal Clinics to discuss your specific situation and goals with a trained attorney.
DOWNLOAD NAME & GENDER CHANGE GUIDE FOR ADULTS (February 2022)
DOWNLOAD NAME & GENDER CHANGE GUIDE FOR MINORS (February 2018)
We offer free legal assistance to help you change your name and gender marker on your identification. Register for one of our virtual legal clinics today.
Whether you are in transition or beyond. We offer an individualized approach with a compassionate and experienced care team at your side.
Download information about your county procedures.
Gender Affirming Care
You’re in the driver’s seat. You know where you want to go. We are the navigators—ready to get you there as quickly and safely as possible.
Stigma causes many trans and non-binary people to experience depression and other mental illness. But it doesn’t have to keep you from care.
Our pharmacy staff work at Equitas Health because they want to provide quality, affordable, affirming care to LGBTQ+ people.
Engaging in gender affirming care may feel like a giant leap. But you don’t have to take it alone.
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In late January 2023, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) proposed changes to their guidance on who can give blood. Historically, their rules have discriminated against members of the LGBTQ+ community. As promised, Equitas Health gave feedback to the FDA in a public comment.