Anne Here: This recording (first public) in my multipart series highlights the process used to change name and correct my gender. Even though this program is geared towards California residents some of the information is useful outside the state.
Following the recommend plan laid out in the 'ID Please' document produced by the Transgender Law Center. You can expect the process to be completed in around 14 weeks. In my case three months almost to the day. The plan worked out well for me. As always, any questions please ask!