Parents Become ‘Accidentally Gay’ When Pregnant Wife Decides She’s Transgender

Parents Become ‘Accidentally Gay’ When Pregnant Wife Decides She’s Transgender

PORTLAND, Oregon, (LifeSiteNews) – A man and a pregnant woman consider themselves "accidental gay parents" because the man is gay and the woman identifies as a man.

Biff Chaplow (formerly John) and Trystan Reese have been a couple for about seven years, NBC reported in an article on the "trans pregnancy." Reese is biologically a woman but identifies as a gay man. Chaplow is a man who is attracted to other men, but identifies as the family "mom" because "moms come in all different shapes, sizes, and dare I say... genders."

Reese has been identifying as a man since before they started dating. She and Chaplow became the foster parents of Chaplow's niece and nephew and eventually adopted them.

NBC reported:

...initially Chaplow and Reese thought there was a possibility the two children would be returned to Chaplow’s sister. But after the situation deteriorated, the two men filed for emergency guardianship of Hailey and Riley and years of legal proceedings followed.

It was during this time and shortly after Reese and Chaplow got married and moved the family to Portland...

"I don’t ever feel like I’ve wanted to negate or erase the fact that I was born female," said Reese. "I am trans." 

Reese quit taking testosterone (she hasn't undergone gender "change" surgery) and became pregnant, but then miscarried the baby. The couple were successful at conceiving again. Their baby is due in July.

"We know a lot of transgender men who have babies," Reese told NBC. "We have several in our close friend circle. So it does not seem that strange to us."

Reese and Chaplow have used social media and their website to publicize their lives as "gay adoptive parents." Their website explains:

Biff Chaplow is a social worker and parent. He used to work with formerly-homeless individuals on Skid Row and now supports people with mental health challenges. 

Trystan Reese is a gay trans dad, working as a social justice professional. He is currently pregnant.

They recently hosted a nearly hour-long Facebook live event. 

"Planned Parenthood will receive $1 for every negative comment or question asked of us," they warned in a Facebook post advertising the Q&A session. Planned Parenthood is America's largest abortion provider.

The NBC article was released on Father's Day. CNN has also written on Reese and Chaplow explaining that the former is a "man with a uterus."

"To really understand why I would want to carry a baby, you kind of have to, unfortunately, dismantle some of the stories that have been told about what it means to actually be trans," Reese said in a Facebook video that has been viewed nearly 300,000 times.

 

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