Daryl Lindsey
November 10, 2016 3:28 pm
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Lawyers are using Twitter to offer trans people free legal help before Donald Trump becomes president in 2017.

#TransLawHelp began trending on the social media site Wednesday, connecting attorneys with trans folks who might need help with name changes, IDs, and figuring out what rights might be at stake with Trump and his running mate Mike Pence in charge.

Pence, in particular, has strong anti-LGBTQ sentiment: He believes in “conversion therapy,” for gay youth and plans to reverse President Obama’s executive orders protecting against discrimination based on gender identity or sexuality.

The hashtag became flooded with licensed attorneys offering to answer questions or walk trans people through legal processes for free.

Of course, anybody looking to connect with a lawyer should verify their identity and qualifications before accepting help or offering up information.

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