Ecuadorian couple set to become first transgender parents in South America


#1

GUARDIAN: "A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner.

Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, believed to be the first of its kind in South America, on social media earlier this month and it’s received widespread attention in a continent that has seen a sudden explosion in the rights and visibility of trans people.

Rodriguez, who was born Luis, is one of Ecuador’s most-prominent LGBT activists and says she and her Venezuelan-born partner, whose birth name was Maria, decided to publicize the pregnancy to help change attitudes in the staunchly Roman Catholic society."

theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/24/ecuador-couple-first-transgender-parents-south-america?CMP=soc_567


#2

What - they are both women - lesbians? Who is the father?


#3

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Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, believed to be the first of its kind in South America, on social media earlier this month and it’s received widespread attention in a continent that has seen a sudden explosion in the rights and visibility of trans people.

Rodriguez, who was born Luis, is one of Ecuador’s most-prominent LGBT activists and says she and her Venezuelan-born partner, whose birth name was Maria, decided to publicize the pregnancy to help change attitudes in the staunchly Roman Catholic society."

theguardian.com/world/2015/dec/24/ecuador-couple-first-transgender-parents-south-america?CMP=soc_567


#4

A man who believes he is a woman married a woman who believes she is a man. Somehow the one who is biologically a woman, but who is acting the part of a man, became pregnant. Hence the journalist’s saying that the father-to-be is the one who is pregnant.


#5

One is changing her sex to male but has got pregnant the old fashioned way and is having the baby before the sexchange.


#6

Whoa! this is absolutely insane!


#7

Transgender surgeries are up 1000%, and doctors waste time with this rather than finding a cure for cancer already.


#8

If you link to the article, you will see a pretty good photo of the couple. The woman who is pregnant looks a bit taller than her partner, has her hair cropped like a man’s, and has a nice, handsomely feminine face. She was originally named Maria. She looks like a Maria to me.

Her partner, originally named Luis, looks like a live-wire kind of guy, or even sort of a rabble-rouser, but fun.

If they get over this gender mis-identity thing, they might make a solid couple.


#9

There’s probably a lot more money in it.


#10

Apparently our culture today is so sick with sin that it has made us dumb as a box of rocks. Claiming this pregnancy is “unique” and “first of its kind” is simply stupid. A couple of cross dressers had sexual intercourse and the woman became pregnant. This is not “unique” or “first of its kind”. Women get pregnant from sexual intercourse all the time.


#11

The person.with a male.name is a woman.who is pregnant.and the person with a female.name is a.man. .In a.nutshell.a.woman.who dresses up as a male.got pregnant with her partner who is a male that dresses up as a woman.


#12

I doubt it, it looks like a media-grab to me.


#13

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