New York Now Offers ‘Gender Neutral’ Birth Certificates


Nathalia Valdez, Social Media & Communications

To all trans and non-binary New Yorkers: We see you, hear you and respect you. Starting in 2019, all New Yorkers will be able to change their gender on their birth certificate to M, F or X — without a doctor’s note.
— NYC Mayor’s Office (@NYCMayorsOffice) December 29, 2018

Yes, you read that correctly New York has officially added itself to the Gender Neutral Birth Certificate States, along

with 8 other States.

New York residents are now allowed to change their gender officially on their birth certificate. Now when the child is born the parent(s) have three options M (male), F (female), or X (gender neutral). A person is allowed to change their birth certificate without parental permission at age 18.

“It is important that young people be empowered to explore their identities in a manner that is relevant to them,” Sklarz said.