Thomas Beatie, the world's first
transgender man to give birth, is expecting a third child any day
Beatie gave birth to his first child,
daughter Susan, on June 29, 2008 in an Oregon hospital. Austin
followed a year later.
“He's in full-term now and passed his
due date,” an unnamed source close to the family said.
Beatie's 2008 announcement that he was
pregnant in gay monthly The Advocate drew controversy and
stirred emotions about Beatie's claimed masculinity. He defended his
right to have a child on The Oprah Winfrey Show, saying:
“I feel it's not a male or
female desire to have a child. It's a human need. I'm a person and
I have the right to have a biological child.”
a beauty queen in his former life, had sex reassignment surgery in
2002, but opted to keep his reproductive sexual organs. He then
legally changed his birth certificate from Tracy to Thomas and
married Nancy, a mother of two divorcee, in 2003. The couple decided
he should get pregnant after learning that Nancy was unable to bear
another child due to a hysterectomy.
couple says they do not know the sex of the baby and want to be