Patrick “Patch” Abbatiello (USA)

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Patch, a man who identifies as “agender.”

On March 10, Multnomah County, Oregon, Judge Amy Holmes Hehn granted a petition allowing Patrick Abbatiello, a 27-year-old man who identifies as “agender” to change his name to Patch and “be genderless.” According to Patch, who “doesn’t use pronouns,” he was inspired by Jamie Shupe, who in 2016 was granted a similar legal change from male to “non-binary.” Patch states, “I never felt like I fell within any part of the gender spectrum. None of the binary options, nothing in-between.”

Patch is currently using his position as “the first person in the U.S. to be legally recognized as agender” to raise funds for living expenses and expenses related to his “fight for accurate identity documents to actually recognize [his] identity as equally as millions of other people have a right to.”

Judge Allows Oregon Resident to Be Genderless — U.S. News