How to Change Your Name and/or Gender Marker in Florida!


New Podcast

The ProBono site of New York just revealed an LGBTQ practice area!  Their page features a link to a podcast discussing all kinds of relevant legal LGBTQ issues.  Please take a listen.

Florida Elder Justice Conference

Registration for the 2019 conference is now open!

There is limited space for the conference, so please register at the link below as soon as possible.

Please also apply for a scholarship if you are eligible. We have extended the deadline for scholarship applications until February 13, but you are encouraged not to delay registration.


Helpful Links

ACLU:  LGBT Rights

Equality Florida

"Florida's Equality Profile" - MAP movement advancement project

GLAD Legal Advocates & Defenders

Human Rights Campaign:  Glossary of Terms

Lambda Legal

Legal Handbook for LGBTQ Floridians and their Families by Carlton Fields and Equality Florida

Florida Name Change - Online tool that guides people through the process of updating their name and gender marker on identification documents.



Welcome to the LGBTQ Practice Area

Welcome to the LGBTQ Practice Area

The LGBTQ Practice Area exists to empower and educate attorneys and other advocates in Florida about matters important to competently representing members of the LGBTQ community.  This Practice Area provides a virtual community and state-wide network for advocates to share information, access essential training resources and advocacy tools, assist with identification of systemic challenges, and collaborate to meet those challenges.

The LGBTQ practice area is password restricted.  Membership and full access is currently available to all Florida legal services and legal aid advocates.  Others are welcome to apply but are admitted by express permission of the practice area leader only.  Apply now to join the LGBTQ Practice Area.  Please note that you must join the email groups (listservs), separately.