||[Jul. 6th, 2012|05:04 pm]
This is an edited version of something I posted on Facebook. I usually try to avoid posting the same content all around the internet, because it's annoying for people who are keeping up in multiple places and people who aren't probably aren't that interested, but I want to actually communicate this to as many people as possible.|
So, the news.
I have changed my name. I've been going by Morgan for some time now and last week I did the Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages thing. Got a new birth certificate and everything. So it's about time I was a bit more announcement-y about it, I suppose.
In brief, the reason for the change: during the long and convoluted process of figuring out how gender stuff works for me, I concluded that I feel far happier and more comfortable with a gender-neutral name.
The best label I've found for myself, gender-identity-wise, is 'agender'.
This often raises the question of what pronouns I prefer, and the answer is … from a selection of poor options, I prefer 'they' (and no, it's not gramatically incorrect to use it in the singular). I don't have a particular objection to other pronouns but it stings a bit when people know my preference but ignore it.
I'm happy to discuss this with anyone who has questions or whatever, but I'd prefer to do it in a more private medium so comments on this entry are screened. However, this is not in any way a secret or a delicate matter, and I'm perfectly happy for you to update people I'm less in touch with if the subject comes up, either by pointing them here or just by telling them about it.
Thanks for reading.
(If we're Facebook friends but you didn't see the note there, it's because I filtered that one to people who knew me by my old name but whom I hadn't actually told; I didn't want to complicate matters with people who have met me more recently, but I figure anyone who bothers to read my Livejournal must be pretty old-school.)