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This will be my last post as OddPOV. I am updating my user name to match my new self, it will be some variation of Wendy. We tell our loved ones we don't change to comfort them with our new selves. The core remains, the soul if you will, but the fact is we do change, a lot. I have.
What prompted this? I am actively working on a name/gender marker change. It would have been a done deal if they could read my fingerprints. Apparently I am one of those folks with very faint prints, I have made multiple cards at several police stations, and still they reject them, both DPS and the FBI. Maybe 3rd time will be a charm.
For folks in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area or the surrounding territory GEAR (the local Dallas TG support group, Gender Education, Advocacy, and Resources) has started a new legal program run by a local attorney volunteer. She will help folks with any legal issues, there are still fees but they are negotiable. GEAR also offers several scholarships every year for medical, or name/gender change, or voice lessons. It pays to get active in this group is you are in need, and it costs nothing. PM me for more details if you are interested.