Georgia lawyers rally to help transgender community post-election
Shortly after the presidential election the hashtag #TransLawHelp began to pop up on Twitter and other social media sites. The tag, originally coined by a user by the name of Riley, was a quick effort to match transgender Americans with lawyers to help them secure proper documentation and ID before the Trump administration took office. Because Trump himself hinted at a near-definite repeal of many of President Obama’s LGBT-inclusive executive orders, many trans and gender non-conforming people began working to obtain or change government documents to align with proper gender markers and name information while they still had the relative ease of doing so.
Users put out the call on social media and lawyers and web developers from across the country stepped up to donate their services, including Bondurant Mixson & Elmore attorney Amanda Seals Bersinger here in Georgia.