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Mastercard’s True Name Cards Demonstrate That #AcceptanceMatters

Transgender and non-binary individuals often report being harassed, denied services or even being attacked when they show IDs with a name or gender that doesn’t match their presentation. And many forego the cost, complexity and anxiety associated with legal name and gender changes.

When Mastercard learned about these challenges, they decided to do something about it.

In this episode of Cause Talk Radio, Megan speaks with Mastercard’s Executive Vice President for Marketing and Communications, Cheryl Guerin about their True Name feature that allows transgender and non-binary individuals to allow their true names to appear on their Mastercard without the requirement of a legal name change.

The first True Name cards are just rolling out this month and Cheryl and Megan talk about everything from how this initiative began to the responsibility brands have to the LGBTQIA community year-round, and not just during pride month.

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