MTV's +1 the Vote and LOGO x Trans Lifeline

MTV +1 The Vote and LOGO X Trans Lifeline

All across America, trans youth face problems updating their government IDs and documents to reflect their true identity-- which makes it more difficult for them to vote. We know how important their voices are, so MTV and Logo have partnered up with Trans Lifeline to create a new program that helps hundreds of trans people be heard. 

With the help of trans activist (and pop superstar) Kim Petras, we’re raising awareness about voter access in the LGBTQ+ community by telling the stories of three microgrant recipients who went through the process of updating their IDs. To bring this story to life, MTV partnered with Studio Moross to art direct and oversee every aspect of its beautiful animation.

If we can make people aware-- we can make a difference. 

Voting and organizing are crucial ways to bring about real change. From healthcare and housing, to education and immigration reform - there are tons of issues that uniquely affect the LGBTQ+ community. So register to vote, get a friend to do the same and help us make sure every voice is counted. 

Be Proud. Be Counted. Be Yourself. 


A Glimpse at our Grantees


Aidan is a West Indian, trans, nonbinary person living in Connecticut. They are in their mid-20s, and a child of immigrant parents. Aidan is passionate about voting at the local and national levels. Aidan came out 4 years ago and has been trying to get their name and gender marker changed for 4 years. 


Coral is a trans femme musician living in New Orleans. While she has received the grant from Trans Lifeline, due to COVID-19, Coral is unable to start the process of obtaining a new ID. Coral is dreaming of the day she can confidently present her ID to bouncers at music venues!


Owen is a black, nonbinary, transmasculine person living in Texas. Owen received his microgrant last year and since then has received his ID.  According to him, the process went “pretty smoothly,” even though the officer at the DMV kept misgendering him.

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Additional Resources

Information on Name and ID Changes - Trans Lifeline

Identity Documents Resources - Transgender Law Center

ID Documents Center - National Center for Transgender Equality

The Name Change Project - Transgender Legal Defense & Education Fund (TLDEF)

Additional Resources for the Trans Community - National Center for Transgender Equality

Trans + Gender Identity Discussion Topics - The Trevor Project

Fund for Gender Affirming Surgery for Trans Individuals - Jim Collins Foundation

Trans Voting Checklist - National Center for Transgender Equality

Resources for Changing Your Documents- Lambda Legal

Funds for Trans Justice Groups - Trans Justice Funding Project

Organization for Trans Latin@s - TransLatin@ Coalition