Laurence's Name Change

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Laurence's Name Change

From Allart J Cook

Donations are for my husband's name change. Help me raise enough money to have his name be legal, as it should be. It'll better his life and health on a daily basis.

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Update #2

over 3 years ago

After getting the paperwork for Laurence 's name change, I've decided to extend this fundraiser to the end of this year based on the new information I received. Currently, we almost have enough to file the initial paperwork for a hearing. The rest is for paying for the newspaper advertisements and fingerprinting at the police station.

I'll be working on donation gifts in December. So, if you've already donated, PLEASE contact me via the message or e-mail I send out about your donation. You're also welcome to contact me if you've yet to receive an e-mail about your donation if it qualified for a drawing.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Most of you know of my lovely husband, Laurence. He's an amazing man. So amazing that I could write a book about him, but instead I'd like for his legal documents to match the name we all know and love him by: Laurence.

I'm offering to draw for some donations, if you're interested. Samples of my art is below.

And if you can't spare anything, please spread the word! It's worth a lot more than you may realize.

More Info: This may come as a surprise to some, but Laurence is a transgender man and has been living as male for over a decade. It's embarrassing and anxiety provoking to pay for things or even sell things when your legal name doesn't match who you are. It has deterred this artistic man from promoting and selling his work in shows and events. Even something as fun as eating out once in a while can be stressful when you have to show ID for alcoholic drinks or pay for food with a credit card showing a name often associated with the opposite sex.

But it doesn't have to be this way! With a little help from you and other kindly awesome folks, Laurence can get the name change he deserves. It's long overdue. It'd be a great way to celebrate his birthday by starting the name change process. After all, we're celebrating who he is, not who he wasn't.

Above all else, it's important to be comfortable and happy. So, please help me eliminate this anxiety and see this awesome photographer/friend/husband/cat-dad be his true and best self everyday and always.

GIFT DETAILS: To help promote donations, I'm donating my art skills. Please understand I have a Full Time Job and will get to Gifts as soon as possible but it may take a couple weeks to complete, depending on the details.

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Allart J Cook posted a new update:
over 3 years ago

Update #2

After getting the paperwork for Laurence 's name change, I've decided to extend this fundraiser to the end of this year based on the new information I received. Currently, we almost have enough to file the initial paperwork for a hearing. The rest is for paying for the newspaper advertisements and fingerprinting at the police station.

I'll be working on donation gifts in December. So, if you've already donated, PLEASE contact me via the message or e-mail I send out about your donation. You're also welcome to contact me if you've yet to receive an e-mail about your donation if it qualified for a drawing.

Thank you so much for your support!

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Allart J Cook posted a new update:
almost 4 years ago

Update #1

We're already at 10%!! A big thanks goes out to Michelle, Kat, and Jamie for being our first monetary supporters! You guys are the best!
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