A transgender man has given birth to a healthy baby boy called Leo. Trystan Reese, from Portland in Oregon, was born female but started taking hormones nearly 10 years ago. He and his husband Biff Chaplow have been providing online updates during the pregnancy. Leo, who was born after 30 hours of labour, is the couple’s first biological child but they also have two other adopted children, Mr Chaplow’s niece and nephew. The couple have documented their journey

through pregnancy to help dispel myths and encourage acceptance. “I never wanted to change my body,” said Mr Reese. “I never felt like I needed to change my body. And I for sure do not hate my body. “I feel like my body is awesome and that it is a gift to have been born with the body that I did, and I made the necessary changes so that I could keep living in it,” he added. READ MORE