Caitlyn Jenner files to make name, gender change official
(CNN) — Caitlyn Jenner is making her changes official.
In paperwork filed Tuesday with the Superior Court of California, Jenner asked that her name be legally changed to “Caitlyn Marie Jenner” and that her gender be made female.
“Petitioner now seeks to change her legal name and gender pursuant to California Code of Civil Procedure … in order to conform to her gender identity,” Jenner, identified by her birth name, William Bruce Jenner, says in the filing.
Jenner also asks to keep some personal details private, noting that she has received “unwelcome negative attention from private citizens, including threats of bodily harm.”
When the process is complete, she will receive a new birth certificate with the updated information.
Jenner, a former Olympic gold medalist and star of “Keeping Up with the Kardashians,” made headlines earlier this year when she appeared on the cover of the July Vanity Fair after months of rumors about gender-reassignment surgery and her changing appearance. Her journey captured the attention of millions.
“If I was lying on my deathbed and I had kept this secret and never ever did anything about it, I would be lying there saying, ‘You just blew your entire life,’ ” she told writer Buzz Bissinger in the magazine’s cover story.
In mid-July, Jenner accepted the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the ESPYs.
“If you want to call me names, make jokes, doubt my intentions, go ahead. Because the reality is, I can take it. But for the thousands of kids out there coming to terms with being true to who they are, they shouldn’t have to take it,” she said.
Jenner stars in the E! series “I Am Cait.”