Caitlyn Jenner files to legally change name and gender

Caitlyn Jenner accepts the Arthur Ashe award for courage at the ESPY Awards at the Microsoft Theater, in Los Angeles. (File photo: AP)

Caitlyn Jenner has filed paperwork to make her name and gender transition official, but she has requested privacy accommodations citing threats she has received.

The Olympic gold medalist who was born as Bruce Jenner filed a name and gender-change petition on Tuesday in Los Angeles. She is seeking a private hearing to officially change her name to Caitlyn Marie Jenner and gender to female.

Jenner, 65, is seeking the change “to better match my identity,” the filing states.

It was released on Wednesday so a judge could consider Jenner’s request to file portions of the application under seal.

Some details in the released petition were redacted after Jenner’s attorneys sought to keep certain personal details private, citing concerns about threats made against her.

“Although public support for my transition has been overwhelmingly supportive, I am also receiving unwelcome negative attention from private citizens, including threats of bodily harm,” Jenner wrote in a sworn declaration.

She signed the document using her birth name, William Bruce Jenner, last week.

Jenner won a gold medal in the men’s decathlon at the 1976 Olympics and was married to Kris Jenner, mother to the Kardashian sisters, for more than 20 years.

Jenner appeared on their reality series, “Keep Up With the Kardashians” and has documented her transition on her own reality series, “I Am Cait.”

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