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'It's unique': Portland transgender man gives birth to son


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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.

They thought they missed their chance, but now believe everything happened for a reason.

"I would say it's unique," Trystan said. "I understand that people are not used to two men having a biological child between the two of them. So we know its unique."

“The moment he was born was just like a pure moment of bliss, like the happiest moment of my life,” Trystan’s husband, Biff Chaplow, said. “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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The couple says their families and friends are in complete support of their decision, but they've experienced some negative comments from strangers online.

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