This site will no longer be updated.

This is my final post on wcgortel.com. 

I've decided to come out publicly as a transgender woman, and will be changing my name. I was born in New York City as William Charles Gormley Ortel II, and soon enough will have that formally changed to Sloane River Veda Ortel. 

Further thoughts and observations will be posted at srvo.org. I look forward to writing more frequently, and invite you to follow along there.