Kansas Name Change Project

Hosted By: Noah Taborda - December 20, 2021


For transgender Kansans, changing their names and identity documents to reflect their true selves can be an arduous and expensive process. A new program from Kansas Legal Services aims to change that for moderate- and low-income Kansans.

Tori Gleason, a health care provider in Western Kansas, and Ellen Bertels, founder of the Kansas Name Change Project at Kansas Legal Services, detail the effort and its importance on this episode of the Reflector Podcast.

Read more about Bertels’ effort to bring down these barriers for transgender Kansans.


Ellen Bertels

founder, Kansas Name Change Project, Kansas Legal Services

Tori Gleason

health care provider

Clay Wirestone

opinion editor, Kansas Reflector