Mastercard 'True Name' Spot Shows Importance of Letting Trans People Use Their Real Identity

The credit card and program rolled out at the end of last year

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For transgender and non-binary people who continue to face injustice and prejudice, shopping can be an ordeal: most banks demand a customer uses their birth name.

Mastercard, an official sponsor of World Pride for a decade, was the first financial brand to change this when it rolled out its True Name card in December, enabling a person to use their chosen, true name on their credit or debit card.

A new spot by McCann New York shows why that move was important to members of the community.

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