Trystan Reese and Biff Chaplow are two very happy parents and a new addition to their family has made them all the happier. The Oregon residents had their first biological child. Trystan is a transgender man and gave birth to baby Leo himself. Many of their supporters have hailed them as brave for having the courage to bare their journey for all to see.
Their story went viral even before the pregnancy
Trystan and Biff were featured on a podcast called ‘The Longest Shortest Time’ to talk about the adoption of their niece and nephew after a sister could no longer care for them.
The couple received overwhelmingly positive response
When Trystan became pregnant, they decided to share updates on the pregnancy with everyone through their website.
There were even negative responses
There was a significant amount of negative responses to their story because our society isn’t as ‘progressive’ as it likes to believe it is. However, the couple decided that they will take these comments with a grain of salt and not let strangers dictate how they should live their lives.
They respond to the hate that they receive with humor and openness and it certainly doesn’t hurt to have an army of supporters who also back them up.
When asked about the hate Trystan said
When asked about the hate Trystan said, “We find that behind the shroud of anonymity, people feel pretty empowered to tell us what should happen to us, to our children, to our family.”
Trystan also discussed
Trystan has also discussed the social challenges that he faced as a pregnant man stating, “I can feel someone looking at my face and searching for the remnants of womanhood…”
He continued, “…They kind of squint their eyes a little bit and I can tell they’re trying to, like, take away my beard. They’re trying to transition me in their heads.”
Fans are always there to reinforce their message of love and inclusivity
Thankfully, their fans are always there to reinforce their message of love and inclusivity. One commentator wrote to them, “You deserve great happiness… I am grateful that you are making the world a better place for your children and by going public. You are amazing!”