Thomas Beatie, a “pregnant man” (transgender) has a Caucasian mother and a Filipino father as confirmed by “his” wife Nancy. Beatie also identifies himself/herself to be of Asian ethnicity. Thomas Beatie’s real name is Tracy LaGondino who is a former Miss Hawaii Teen USA finalist. She joined the contest upon the encouragement of her dad. She said she always felt to be a man, fell in love with Nancy, and obtained a sex change. They’ve been married for five years but Nancy is unable to bear children due to endometriosis. Tracy/Thomas ceased the testosterone therapy to allow her menstrual flow to return which took her 4 months to regulate, now he/she’s having a baby. Beatie defended his/her actions saying “it’s human desire. And I’m a person, and I have the right to have my own biological child".
She used to be a lovely lady:
Thomas Beatie/Tracy LaGondino as Miss Hawaii Teen USA candidate
The former beauty queen has been called a 'monster' by members of his own family after the sex change
Post by penguinopolipitese on Apr 15, 2008 0:45:19 GMT -5
I wish there were more pronouns to describe sex. I don't think as a biological male I should share the same definition of sex as a transgender person. And then there's hermaphrodites as well. Or maybe we should just do away with them all and have no sex pronouns.
I mean let's say: she - biological female he - biological male hexx - biological female (changed to male) shexy - biological male (changed to female) heshe - hermaphrodite
could someone please implement this into the English language. I'm really getting confused these days. I'm tripping over what "his" and "her" and all that is supposed to mean.
But anyway I'd like to point out that if the goal was to become a man, they whole "I'm pregnant" thing is probably going to compromise that.
But other than the hypocrisy of that, I guess having a baby is always a good thing when there are loving and caring parents.
A bit off topic, I'm wary anyway of couples having children outside the "norm". Any decision should be made with the children's best interests - including their ability to socialize or function within society because of their parents' personal choices.
and oprah is distasteful.
For the most part, I agree with Celtriya's response (quoted from another thread). In particular, I hope that, for the child's sake, he or she is able to grow up in an understanding environment. Unfortunately, a great many who come from minority/"non-traditional" backgrounds don't always have that good fortune...
FYI, Lagondino is one of those unique, Filipino names from the Catálogo alfabético de apellidos that doesn't appear to correspond to a genuine European surname (I was discussing this in another thread and was struggling to come up with an actual example of this case): books.google.com/books?hl=en&q=LaGondino&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&tab=wp
Last Edit: Apr 15, 2008 23:35:54 GMT -5 by insularinsider
THESE extraordinary new pictures show the world's first pregnant man—captured just four weeks from the birth of his baby girl.
In an exclusive and moving interview with the News of the World, sex-change dad Thomas Beatie and his wife Nancy tell of their joy. And he reveals unseen family snaps of his astonishing early life as a teenage beauty queen.
"I feel fantastic," he said. "I cannot wait to see my baby's face."
In a tender and intimate moment, Thomas shares a cuddle with wife Nancy—before telling the News of the World of his secret hopes for the future.
With four weeks to go, he sensationally reveals the couple are ready to have MORE BABIES after the birth of their daughter. EX-PECT-ING: Thomas at home with pet birds
And as well as posing for these amazing world exclusive pictures, Thomas opens up his family album to show unseen snaps of his life as a teenage beauty queen.
Thomas—who changed sex ten years ago but kept his ovaries and womb so he could have children—told us: "I feel on top of the world.
"I'm 36 weeks now and almost due but I feel fantastic. Every day Nancy a
nd I think about how we just cannot wait to hold our daughter for the first time, to finally get to touch her and see her face.
"We have her nursery ready and her diapers are lined up in her bedroom. Everything is ready to go.
"We have even picked a name which we both love—although we're waiting until she is born before we tell anyone. All the people who really know us and love us, our friends and family, have been incredibly supportive.
"So much so we might even have more children. We will just see what the experience is like with our daughter's arrival first and then give it some thought."
BUBBLING WITH JOY: Thomas with pregnancy pigmentation lines showing
Thomas, 34, posed naked for our fascinating new pictures which show just how extraordinary this pregnancy is as he even SHAVES while resting his elbow on his baby bump.
And the photos from his past document his transformation from a Hawaiian beauty called Tracy Lagondino into the man he is today.
Brave Thomas has caused worldwide controversy over the "reverse" pregnancy, which was the only way he and Nancy could have children.
But at the centre of the storm, all has been calm, as Thomas explains: "Everything has been excellent. I have been so lucky. I didn't have any discomforts or ailments.
"In fact when I found out I was pregnant I went online and read how a lot of women suffer back pain but I haven't had any. It has been remarkably easy.
"And when Nancy and I saw the first scans it was just such an incredible emotional experience we did not care what some people were saying about us.
"To be able to see her face, her lips, her body made all the abuse we have endured worthwhile.
"She went from being a figment of hope to a real person, our baby and the experience has been magical.
"Starting a family was a dream Nancy and I had shared for some time, and in four weeks our dream is about to come true. We just cannot wait."
Thomas had his breasts removed ten years ago but chose to keep his female reproductive organs because Nancy, 45, had undergone a hysterectomy.
When the time came, he had to stop taking his sex-change testosterone hormone so he could start ovulating again.
Thomas Beatie as a teen beauty
He fell pregnant with twins on his first attempt using donor sperm bought from a cryogenic sperm bank. Thomas was inseminated by Nancy at home using a special syringe from a VET who looked after their pet birds—because a baby clinic turned them away.
"I asked for a syringe without a needle," said Nancy. "They gave us one and we got our container of sperm."
Thomas had an ectopic pregnancy and lost the embryos and a fallopian tube. But against the odds a second try worked—and the baby will be delivered by caesarean section by obstetrician Dr Kimberly James on July 3.
"It was always a clear decision that we wanted to have children and for me not to remove my organs," said Thomas.
"Wanting to have a child is neither a male nor female desire but a human desire." Pregnant man Thomas Beatie
Meanwhile at their detached home in Bend, Oregon, Nancy and Thomas—who run a T-shirt business—are keen to portray an air of everyday normality.
Our photographs show Thomas having his daily shave then taking a bath, lying in the bubbles, gazing at his bump.
He poses lovingly with Nancy, clearly showing the scars from his breast operation and pregnancy pigmentation lines on his abdomen.
And he plays with his pet birds, perching them on his arm. Then the amazing couple got out their family albums, revealing just how beautiful Thomas was as Tracy from her early school years to her teens.
Tracy and her two brothers were raised in Hawaii by their father after their mother committed suicide.
The young beauty was a model—even making it to the finals of Miss Hawaii Teen USA.
There are also pictures from their happiest day—when they wed in Hawaii in 2003 five years after they met in Honolulu.
Thomas has no regrets about becoming a woman. He still has female organs but says he and Nancy manage to have a healthy sex life.
Now he is looking forward to a bright future as a father.
"We have come so far together and our daughter will be the icing on the cake for us," Thomas told us. "Finally we will be a complete family."