Diane Rodriguez, a 33-year-old a transgender-woman who used to be a man has revealed she’s expecting her first child with her transgender male partner. She and her partner Fernando Machado, 22, a transgender-man who used to be a woman, met on social media two years ago. And now, they are about to become the first transgender couple in Ecuador to have a baby.
Neither Diane nor Fernando has undergone surgery during their gender reassignment process, so becoming pregnant was still possible.
Upon announcing their decision to become transgender, Fernando was supported by his loved ones after explaining that he didn’t feel comfortable being a woman. However Diane was rejected by her family, and even had a spell being homeless.
Diane said: “This was the wish of both of us and there was nothing biological or legal to stop us, so we decided to do it”
“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.”Knowing it’s our right, we decided to add another member to our family. “