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Published:September 26th, 2016 19:01 EST

Brave new World: Transgender Man Gives Birth to His Own Baby

By Robert Paul Reyes

"Fernando Machado, who used to be a woman, met Diane Rodriguez, who used to be a man, on social media two years ago and started a relationship.


Ms Rodriguez made headlines in Ecuador in 2013 when she was the first transgender candidate to run for Government. 

Then they decided they wanted a child, and Mr Machado soon made the discovery he was expecting.

The couple were able to have a baby because neither had undergone corrective surgery."


Using politically correct terminology can be confusing for an adult, imagine the plight of this poor baby whose mother used to be a man, and whose father used to be a woman.

When it`s old enough to be aware of the unique circumstances of his family, he will need intensive therapy.

I was born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, but in my early 40`s I moved to Central Virginia. I sorely miss the religious, racial, and sexual orientation diversity of the most beautiful and tolerant city in the world. My neighbors and co-workers were lesbians, gays, transsexuals and heterosexuals and it was all good.

I`m not one of those who believes that only nuclear families are legitimate, growing up I saw every possible configuration: Single-parent families, two mothers, two fathers -- you name it. I even accept polygamous marriages as legitimate, love transcends social constructs.

In other words I`m not a right-wing bigot, but a trans person who was born a biological female, and hasn`t undergone gender reassignment surgery, and is now pregnant is a woman.

Gender dysphoria is a psychiatric disorder, and not a magic spell that automatically changes a woman into a man or a man into a woman.

I congratulate Fernando on her pregnancy, and wish her family nothing but the best, but she`s a woman. 

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