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The Choice of a New Name

It’s often assumed that the name we are given at birth is the name that we will carry with us to the grave. Although surnames can change (for those that choose it), usually our first name remains. For some trans and/or non-binary people, however, changing our name is often one of the first steps that we take towards social transition. Continue reading

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Non-Binary Gender Recognition Challenge: How to Guide for Irish Gender Recognition Bill!

Today I received this letter from the Irish Client Identity Service, the governmental department that has been processing gender recognition applications in the Republic of Ireland since the Gender Recognition Bill was passed in September 2015. In my application for … Continue reading

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Between Two Names

I’m sure most trans people can relate to the dilemma of being between two names – where you’ve asked people to start using your new name, but people still mess up and use your birth name. This My Genderation vlog … Continue reading

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