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KEY FINDINGS IN IDENTITY DOCUMENTS • Of people who had already transitioned from male to female or female to male: • Only one-fifth (21%) have been able to update all of their IDs and records with their new gender and one-third

(33%) had updated none of their IDs/records. • Fifty-nine percent (59%) reported updating the gender on their driver’s license/state ID. • About half (49%) reported updating the gender in their Social Security record. • About one quarter (26%) reported updating the gender on their passport. • About one quarter (24%) reported updating the gender on their birth certificate. • More than half (59%) of those who have work ID reported updating it. • Less than half (46%) of current students have updated their student records, although 81% of those who have

tried to do so have been successful. • Whether or not an individual has had some type of transition-related surgery dramatically affects his or her

likelihood of having changed each of the ID documents and records we studied. For example, 81% of those who have had some type of surgery have updated their driver’s license compared to 37% of those who have not had any surgery. • People of color, and those with lower household incomes and educational attainment, were generally less likely to

have updated their IDs/records across the board, even when controlling for surgical status, with few exceptions. • Forty percent (40%) of those who presented ID (when it was required in the ordinary course of life) that did not match

their gender identity/expression reported being harassed and 3% reported being attacked or assaulted. Fifteen percent (15%) reported being asked to leave the setting in which they had presented incongruent identification. • Rates of reported hiring discrimination, and discrimination in housing, including campus housing, are much higher

for those who do not have an updated driver’s license.

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