Salem, Oregon, US – A man who says he is a felon was seen on social media applauding the gender identity laws that have enabled him to seal his record.
The individual’s Facebook intro describes him as a “proud trans woman.”
On his Facebook page, the 46-year-old documents the process as he legally changes his name and swaps his recorded biological sex for a gender identity.
“It’s official it’s finally official yes,” the man exclaims in a Facebook post that is visible to the public.
The form shows boxes that the court may check off to grant the petitioner’s request to have the record sealed.
An image of the man appears in the post alongside the photograph of the form.
Oregon law gives those who petition for a name and sex change the option of sealing the record, as shown here on the official form on the state’s website.
“This just happened my legal name is know (sic) Hope Ann McKnight and my sex is Female,” the man explained in a separate public post on the social media network. He continued,
And all my records are sealed
I am no longer a felon
Thankyou (sic) God
And the [Narcotics Anonymous] program
The man’s friends respond with “like” and “love” reactions, words of encouragement, inquiries about the legal process and advice as he chronicles his journey for public consumption.
The man’s Hope Ann McKnight Facebook profile boasts many publicly visible photos of him cavorting at clubs and Transgender Pride events with his genderqueer, transgender and drag queen friends.
On a separate profile under the name of Bill Cullers, the same man discusses his struggles undergoing drug rehab for his addiction to various illegal or unprescribed drugs, including methamphetamine, heroin and suboxone.
Records show that William Donald Cullers was last convicted of a felony in August 2017.
The Albany, Oregon police department issued a bench warrant for the arrest of William Donald Cullers as recently as February 2018.
UPDATED Friday, April 20, 2019 12:55 AM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)
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Booking #: 28035 United States Marshal
Facility: Booked: 08/02/2006 Released: 08/02/2006
Name CULLERS , WILLIAM DONALD Desc White Male 5ft 11in 148 lbs
Alias CULLERS, BILLY Hair Brown
CULLERS, WILLIAM DONALD
Date Lodged: 2/3/2018
Arresting Agency: LINN COUNTY SHERIFF OFFICE