GIVS Legal

For Name and Gender Marker Changes

Often people who are gender diverse seek to change their legal name and/or their gender marker for their birth certificate, passport, driver’s license and social security. We know this process can feel like a maze of paperwork, and we are here to help. 


GIVS Legal  offers lawyer referrals for people living in Western Massachusetts who would like support with this process. Our GIVS Legal coordinator, Attorney Miriam Krell Bourke, will pair you with a local lawyer who will provide information and assistance with the necessary paperwork and court filings.


Additional resource:

Pop-up ID Project of GLBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) offers free legal help throughout New England provided by Boston area law firms. Contact GLAD at


Contact Us

To begin your consultation, please contact GIVS:

413-247-GIVS (4487)

How can we help you?

Gender Identity Validation Services, Inc.  (GIVS)

413-247-GIVS (4487)

413-341-1189 Fax

76 Gothic Street
Northampton, MA 01060

GIVS is a 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit

Charitable ID #: 84-2589286

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