Biff Chaplow (left) and Trystan Reese with their newborn, Leo. (KATU Photo)
PORTLAND, Ore. — A Southeast Portland transgendered man and his husband are celebrating the arrival of their new child.
Trystan Reese gave birth to Leo two weeks ago.
Trystan carried him for nine months after experiencing a miscarriage the last time he tried getting pregnant.
This time everything worked.
“I would say it’s unique. I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child between the two of them. So we know its unique,” said Trystan.
“The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life,” said Trystan’s husband, Biff Chaplow. “To see the very beginning of Leo, of his life, was just like amazing.”
Trystan says things have definitely changed. He used to be a pregnant man, now he’s just a regular dad.
Trystan was born female. He started taking hormones almost a decade ago, but stopped when he got pregnant.
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