Call Me Gabriel

The complicated story behind my deceptively simple name change

Photo of the writer, G. L. Balend

In early 2020, I began the process to have my name changed legally. Again.

This is a common rite of passage for most transgender people, as we come to terms with our identities and seek to find a name that better suits us as we begin our transition journey. However, I have changed my name legally twice…

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An autistic, gay, transgender man writing about LGBTQ issues, focused on the transgender community. (He/Him) https://glbalend.medium.com/membership

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G. L. Balend

G. L. Balend

An autistic, gay, transgender man writing about LGBTQ issues, focused on the transgender community. (He/Him) https://glbalend.medium.com/membership

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