Certificate Series on LGBTQ Relevancy: Name And Gender Marker Changes
This is part two of a four-part post-graduate certificate series. Only participants who complete all four will be eligible for the post-graduate certificate.
Attendees will gain an understanding of the name and gender marker change process in New York State and for state and federal documents.
Participants will be able to:
- Gain an understanding of the name and gender marker change process in NY
- Learn how to assist clients with the NYS DIY name change program
About the Speaker
Charlie Arrowood, Esq. is the Community Mobilization Coordinator at Pride for Youth. They oversee the Long Island ETE Project, which aims to end the HIV epidemic in this region. Charlie organizes community events, multimedia campaigns, and coalition building efforts to spread the U=U message and educate the community. They sit as a Co-Chair on the Nassau County Ending the Epidemic Committee, which was established by Governor Cuomo to end HIV in New York by 2020. The Committee works to do this through increasing access to HIV testing, linking people living with HIV to comprehensive and sustained care, and providing access to PrEP/PEP (HIV prevention medications). Charlie is also available to provide a variety of training to professionals in educational, health & human service, and medical provider settings. Additionally, they oversee quality improvement projects and program evaluation at the agency.
In addition to their role at Pride for Youth, Charlie is the Principal Attorney at Arrowood Law, where they primarily provide transition-related legal services to transgender clients, including name and gender marker change assistance and guidance regarding health insurance coverage and employment matters. Charlie is the Vice Chair of the LGBTQ Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association, a member of the National Trans Bar Association, and previously served as the Director of Name & Gender Recognition at Transcend Legal. Charlie is a graduate of Tulane University (B.A. History, 2009) and New York Law School (2013).