If you're running an event and you care about trans people like, at all, you shouldn't be asking for our legal names or legal IDs, unless you have an actual reason to need that. "The host that's giving us the venue for free requires them for security" isn't a good reason.
If you wanna learn more about trans inclusion, check out my guide to using pronoun buttons at events. Maybe throw me some money for it, it's pay-what-you-want.
If you wanna learn more about pronouns, check out this pay-what-you-want zine of mine:
And a thread on accessibility tips for event organizers with no budget:
Aaaaaand my talk about how to ask people about gender, sex, names, and pronouns on forms. Includes a history lesson about how information is powerful and the basic message of "take only what you need."
My talk on how to ask about gender, sex, names, and pronouns on forms:
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