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Hello everybody,

I am just happy to share with you that the court approved today my request.


I am now officially Clara, gender Female !


It's a huge step in my new life...

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That is wonderful!  I remember floating on air when my documents matched my reality.  I must admit several years later i'm still happy to prove my identity which was never the case as a male.  I'm glad you've been given that joy.  A huge step indeed.





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Congratulations Clara!  



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Congratulations Clara :) x


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