This has nothing to do with games and is not a matter of legitimate public interest, but is simply a personal matter. I would hope and request that the games press be respectful of what IS a personal matter, and not news, and not about games. This is explicitly about…
The sad news of Robin Williams has had a deep effect on many, including those who are living with their own depression. You either speak of it, or you don’t. Either way, you have your own immense courage. Either way, you are doing incredibly well. Just incredibly well. Look at you. So full of strength, every day, regardless of what other people see. You know that it can get better and that not every day is the same. You always do your utmost best. You are amazing. Love and respect.
My name is [Preferred name], and I will be attending your course [blank] on [days] at [time] this [term]. I am transgender and have not yet legally changed my name. On your roster is my legal name, [Legal name]. I would greatly appreciate it if you refer to me as [Preferred name] and use [pronouns] when referring to me. Thank you for your understanding, and I look forward to starting your course next week.
The first time someone tried to steal my bag in the subway I panicked and I broke his arm with an umbrella and since then none of my friends will let me forget about this. If you think this was a badass moment you need to remember I’m 5 ft and my bag was a Lucky Star bag and I was crying while hitting someone much bigger than me repeatedly with a frog-shaped umbrella.