Nearly a third of trans and non-binary individuals say they have been harassed or denied service after showing an ID card that did not match their identity. Soon @mastercard holders will be able to change their credit, debit, and prepaid cards with their "dead name" to the new names they actually use. They're calling their program TrueName
"Deadnaming" refers to using the birth name of a transgender person that does not match their identity. A name change is often the first step in their transition process. Getting the name wrong can have huge emotional and mental impacts.
Bravo to Mastercard for making this a reality!
Read the entire article: “Inclusivity comes to credit cards: Mastercard creates ‘True Name’ for transgender, non-binary customers” via The Washington Post