A trans couple and have made history by giving birth to South America’s first baby of trans parents. This is the first ever baby to be born to transgender parents in South America.
Trans couple Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez grew up in Ecuador, and met online.
‘We are the same as other families. Even though we might not have the same rights, we are the same,’ they said to media.
‘We live as man and woman. I’m a transfeminine woman and Fernando is a transmasculine man. The process to get here was complex for each of us,’ Machado said told reporters.
The sex of the baby or its name has not been released, for now: Although the parents have affectionately called their baby ‘The Snail.’
‘Being a mother was never something I thought I would do because I am a transsexual,’ Rodriguez said.
Both of the parents are trans activists in Ecuador, and have made a point about being public about getting pregnant and raising a child.
Because of her outspokenness, Rodriguez says she has been abducted several times. They say there is still a way to go before Ecuador is accepting of different kinds of families.