A name is a central part of one’s identity — it is integral to our sense of individuality and belonging.
Being seen is the beginning of everything. That’s why at Citi we’re giving our transgender and non-binary customers the choice to have account profiles and credit cards that match who they are — learn more here.
A person’s name is on everything from legal documents and financial accounts to emails and social media profiles. According to a report from the Institute for the Study of Child Development, using your own name is self-representational behavior, similar to recognizing yourself in a mirror.
That’s why the recognition of a person’s true identity by others is a pivotal step toward real inclusion for transgender and non-binary people.