Well it turns out that my infuriating experience at the DMV was worth it after all. Today the mail brought my new Minnesota Drivers License. The name is the new name. The gender marker has been changed to female. And all it took was about an hour of my time filling out forms and trying to explain my situation to earnest but perplexed state employees, followed by 39 days of guessing what would happen.
For all the drama this is one of the most satisfactory results of my transition so far. That “F” on the drivers license is for keeps. It won’t slip-up or forget the change. And I believe it will prove a darned effective shield against the passively curious.
Of course my already gained holiday weight makes the weight portion of the license a bit of fiction. But there are plans to deal with that (which began today – hear my tummy growl!).
Anyway, now I have my primary documents all changed. Time to plunge into all the secondary ones which require photo ID. The documentation aspect of transition may not be a terribly fun hobby, but its variations are endless.