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Governor Phil Murphy and First Lady Tammy Murphy attend the Pride Parade hosted by the Rustin Center in June 2019. (Photo: Edwin J. Torres/ Governor’s Office).

Murphy launches ‘Transgender Information Hub’

Website includes information on name changes, legal rights, and more

By Joey Fox, March 31 2023 3:30 pm

To commemorate International Transgender Day of Visibility, Gov. Phil Murphy today unveiled the “Transgender Information Hub,” a new website focused on providing information and resources for transgender and non-binary people in New Jersey.

“In New Jersey, we must ensure that we are leading the nation by making a concerted effort to streamline and simplify access to important services, programs, and protections,” Murphy said in a statement. “Transgender.NJ.gov is a critical step to making information more transparent and easier to access, while improving the delivery of services to this community that deserves full and equal treatment and protection.”

The website includes specific assistance on bureaucratic processes like changing names on official documents; links to mental health support and legal aid; and details on what rights transgender people in New Jersey have for combatting discrimination or harassment. According to Murphy, the website remains in its beta version, and will be updated in the future based on user feedback.

“As we iteratively improve Transgender.NJ.gov to make it increasingly reflective of the transgender and non-binary community’s needs, we look forward to continuing to work hand-in-hand with the New Jerseyans who will benefit from this site,” Chief Innovation Officer Beth Simone Noveck said.

There are a number of bills in the state legislature that would provide increased protections for New Jersey’s transgender community, including one notable proposal from State Sen. Andrew Zwicker (D-South Brunswick) shielding gender-affirming care performed in New Jersey. So far, though, those bills have attracted little attention and made no progress through the legislature.

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