GIKALIPAY og dako ni BB Gandanghari ang pag-aproba sa iyang petisyon nga ilisan iyang pangalan ug kasarian sa United States.

Niadtong Martes, Enero 3, sa iyang Instagram post gibutyag niini nga halos bout na niyang magpakamatay kaniadto samtang siya usa pa ka Rustom Padilla.

Ang 49-anyos nga transwoman nibutyag, “Since my life turned upside down sometime in the late 1990's, I felt my life was stalled, embracing death, ready to face it eye to eye anytime... anywhere.

“Fearless? Maybe... I say maybe because I maybe fearless of death but I was definitely in fear of life. Life was just too much because if life is all about looking forward about the future and about goals and ambitions, I had none of it,”

Daw wala lang kini niagi sa kabag-ohan sa kinabuhi apan nasakitan usab kini og ayo sa gugma. Daw ang pagpahibalo niya sa iyang tinuod nga kasarian niadtong 2006 dili enough.

Dihang gi-acknowledge ang iyang pagkababae sa US court daw dinhi niya nabati ang dakong bili sa iyang kinabuhi.

“And everything just unfolded all of a sudden. I was ecstatic when I got my court order. Overwhelmed when my driver's license finally came in the mail. Ecstatic and overwhelmed because for the first time after everything has been said and done, I finally feel that I exist, that I'm on record and yes... that I'm alive,” butyag niini. (SVB)