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Transgender Couple Have Baby And Say More Are On The Way

Transgender Couple Have Baby And Say More Are On The Way

Check your privilege, readers - the world's most progressive baby has been born and the parents say there are more on the way.

The Ecuadorian couple, who made history last year when a transgender father fell pregnant by a transgender mother, have told the BBC they intend on extending their family.

Transgender man Fernando Machado fell pregnant by transgender woman Diane Rodriguez and gave birth to the couple's first child in June.

As neither Fernando nor Diane has had gender reassignment surgery, they were able to conceive a baby like any other couple - without the need for medical intervention.

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Credit: Fernando Machado/Facebook.

They are the first transgender couple to fall pregnant in South America.

Speaking to the BBC, Ms Rodriguez said: "We don't have a name yet - or rather we do - we are just waiting to announce it."

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In 2013 Ms Rodriguez became the first transgender candidate to run for congress in the country.

She said: "Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual.

"The law before demanded that to be recognised as a woman you had to be castrated.

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Diane and Fernando are South America's most high-profile transgender couple and are viewed a symbol of growing tolerance in the continent.

Featured image credit: Fernando Machado/Facebook.


Topics: Couple, Baby, transgender

James Dawson

James Dawson is a Journalist at LADbible. He has contributed articles to LADbible’s ‘Knowing Me, Knowing EU’ series on the EU referendum, the 'Electoral Dysfunction' series on the 2017 general election, the ‘U OK M8?’ series tackling mental health amongst young men, and for its ‘Climate Change’ initiative in partnership with National Geographic.