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Offline Allie Jayne

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1160 on: May 19, 2020, 08:05:06 am »
Kathy, I got my gender changed Birth Certificate today, and it was an amazing experience! ( yes, I cried!) I can't wait for you to get yours!

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1161 on: May 19, 2020, 11:54:32 am »
Congratulations, Allie!

I'm expecting my GRC this week, which means it probably won't get here until next week.  It is supposed to come with information about applying for my birth certificate.

Lately, I have been going for short walks to try to get back in shape.  I've done up to 1.0 and 1.2 km at a time, without too much swelling.  So yesterday, I did 2.5 km walking the dog for the first time.  Nope, nopity-nope!  Too much!  My lady bits have swollen up like balloons again.  Argh!
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1162 on: May 26, 2020, 12:04:02 pm »
My wife went down to the mailbox to check the mail.  She checks the return addresses on envelopes before she reads the addressee.  So when she saw Leicester, England on the return address, she got all excited that it was my GRC.  Nope, it was addressed to her: official notice that her spouse had been granted a gender recognition certificate.

I hope that means that my GRC will be in the next mail.
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1163 on: June 15, 2020, 09:34:57 am »
My certificate still hasn't arrived.   :icon_burn:

I did some sleuthing in the Royal Mail website. They say the most likely reason for non-arrival of a piece of international mail is lack of flights to carry the mail due to covid-19. I know my certificate left the jurisdiction of Royal Mail a month ago, so it is probably sitting in a container at Heathrow or Gatwick, waiting for a flight. They actually recommend that shippers not send international mail until further notice.

If it made it across the pond, then it is sitting in a warehouse in Montreal or Toronto, waiting for someone who is probably laid off due to the virus to open the container and get the contents into the system.

Bottom line: I shouldn't hold my breath waiting for it. At least I have an email indicating that the certificate was granted, and giving the certificate number.
2015-07-04 Awakening; 2015-11-15 Out to self; 2016-06-22 Out to wife; 2016-10-27 First time presenting in public; 2017-01-20 Started HRT!!; 2017-04-20 Out publicly, beginning full-time; 2017-07-10 Legal name change; 2019-02-15 Approval for GRS; 2019-08-02 Official gender change; 2019-10-18 Phone consultation for GRS; 2020-03-11 GRS!




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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1164 on: June 15, 2020, 10:08:23 am »
At least I have an email indicating that the certificate was granted, and giving the certificate number.

Given the recent news from the UK, having that cert number already is a really good thing Kathy  :)

Having the piece of paper in your hand is a special feeling, I hope you'll have that soon

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1165 on: June 15, 2020, 11:46:28 am »
Given the recent news from the UK, having that cert number already is a really good thing Kathy  :)

Well, they have no intention of making it harder to get a GRC as I understand it...
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1166 on: June 15, 2020, 11:47:11 am »
Our mail, even local, has been all sorts of delayed. I trust your is just waiting, waiting ..

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Offline KathyLauren

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1167 on: June 15, 2020, 01:37:32 pm »
Well, they have no intention of making it harder to get a GRC as I understand it...
Technically, they are not making it harder, I suppose.  But they are planning on not implementing some of the changes that would have made it easier.
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Offline KathyLauren

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1168 on: August 01, 2020, 07:03:33 am »
I just received in yesterday's mail a letter about my birth certificate.  The Registrar General has received my Gender Recognition Certificate (which is more than I have!) and is giving me information on applying for my new birth certificate.  The letter was mailed May 21st!!

I assume that, with the shortage of transatlantic flights due to covid-19, they sent it over on a rowboat.  So maybe the rowboat with my Gender Recognition Certificate, which was allegedly mailed on May 13th, is nearing port, too.

Anyway, it's good news.  Things have been happening overseas.  I didn't really care about the GRC.  It was merely a step I had to take before getting my new birth certificate.  That process can get under way now.  I actually have a sample in my possession of a birth certificate with my proper name and proper gender on it!  It has "SAMPLE" stencilled across it, but it looks good!
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1169 on: August 01, 2020, 10:59:42 am »
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Dear Kathy:
WOW....   almost 2½ months to get mail from the UK ? ???   You are right, a rowboat or even a note in a bottle thrown into the ocean would have been quicker.

Anyway, in spite of the long mail times and the delays..,.,.  you are finally going to be able to apply for your new birth certificate.,,   but for now you have the "sample" !!!!! ;) :o

I am rooting for you Kathy !!!!

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1170 on: August 01, 2020, 12:41:52 pm »
It can take as long here , still waiting for my list of electrolysis provides from 5 months ago ------------
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Offline KathyLauren

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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1171 on: August 05, 2020, 10:15:07 am »
And the second-place rowboat is in, crossing the Atlantic in 84 days.  I got my Gender Recognition Certificate today!

Seriously, there are several actual rowboat crossings on record in less time than that.  :rolleyes:
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Re: Kathy's journey
« Reply #1172 on: August 05, 2020, 10:18:25 am »
Wonderful news to read Kathy, so happy for you. It really is a nice feeling to have the official paper in hand, with the correct info on it.

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Cynthia
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