Pos­i­tiv­ity guru looks to change birth­day

The Daily Press (Timmins) - - WORLD NEWS -

Utrecht, Nether­lands — self­styled pos­i­tiv­ity guru emile ratel­band thinks age is just a num­ber. and his is a num­ber the dutch­man wants changed. the 69-year-old tV per­son­al­ity has asked a court in the Nether­lands to ap­prove his re­quest for a new birth­day that of­fi­cially would make him 49. ratel­band says his le­gal ap­peal is con­sis­tent with other forms of per­sonal trans­for­ma­tion that are gain­ing ac­cep­tance and gov­ern­ment recog­ni­tion in the Nether­lands and around the world. he said on thurs­day: “With this free(dom) of choice, choice of name, free­ness of gen­der, i want to have my own age. i want to con­trol my­self.”

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