GAPP is a no cost program for Transgender, Non-Binary, Two-Spirit, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, and Gender Expansive people, designed to help them access gender affirming services and items.
This program is entirely individual-centered and no-barrier.
Applications open for 2024.
Who is eligible?
This program is available to all Transgender, Non-Binary, Two-Spirit, Genderqueer, Genderfluid, and Gender Expansive people living in Eastern Washington and North Idaho. GAPP open to all ages, parent permission may be required depending on age and services requested.
How does the program work?
Once you apply you will be contacted by a team member to set up a phone call or zoom meeting to go over your application and your goals.
We know that gender affirmation and individual wants look different for each person. Applicants are given the opportunity to choose between two options. The first option is to file a legal name change and have all of the court fees covered. The second option is $300 towards gender affirming items and services.
How do I qualify for a legal name change?
In Washington State name changes can be filed in the District Court, or in the Superior Court if a sealed name change is desired. Each court has a different process, and we are happy to help guide you through them. For youth under the age of 18 there are additional requirements around parental consent.
Filing in Idaho is also available and requirements vary by county.
What if I want direct assistance towards accessing affirming items and services?
This program can be used in lots of different ways to help access things that affirm an individual’s unique identities. This can include:
Compression gear such as chest binders and gaffs
Affirming gear such as packers, StPs, breast forms, etc.
Tailoring services with our partners at dom&bomb
Books about gender
Updating identity documents like driver’s licenses and passports
Why is there a different application for youth 17 and under?
GAPP is an all ages program, and everyone is encouraged to apply. We are able to offer additional services to youth ages 17 and under.
I don’t live in Spokane, can I still apply?
Spectrum is based out of Spokane, but we accept applications from all across Eastern Washington. We also welcome applications from North Idaho, but may not be able to offer all of the same services.
I applied, but I never heard back.
For safety reasons, we will only contact folks through the methods indicated on the application. If you haven’t heard from us, it might be that there was a typo or some other error in your contact info. If it has been more than 4 weeks since you applied please email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org, or reapply with a phone number that is accessible to you.