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Married Gays Enjoy Traditional Comforts of Changing Their Last Names

I’m changing my name. My grandfather’s name was Goldberg. It’s almost like going back to my roots, in a way. I think it’s very interesting that women are becoming more liberated and keeping their names, whereas gay men are becoming more traditional and changing their names.

—Tim Scofield, who just married his partner Tim Gold, the furniture designer, in Des Moines (Lady Bunny DJ’d their reception), on changing his surname to “Gold.” [via]