Trystan Reese and Biff Chaplow are two very happy parents and a new addition to their family has made them all the cheerier. On July 14th, the Oregon inhabitants had their first biological child: a gorgeous and healthy baby boy who they named Leo Murray Chaplow.
Trystan is a transgender man and gave birth to baby Leo himself. Their son was received into the world not just by the two parents, but by their adoring fans and followers who have long awaited Leo’s arrival. They tracked Trystan’s pregnancy through the couple’s website Biff and I, which they use to spread consciousness about gay and transgender issues.
Many of their followers have hailed them as brave for having the courage to bare their journey for all to see. The couple believes it’s a essential step to help regulate and bring acceptance to LGBT families just like their straight and cis-gendered equivalent.
Their story went viral even before the prenatal period. Trystan and Biff were featured on a podcast called ‘The Longest Shortest Time’ to talk about the taking on of their niece and nephew after a sister could no longer care for them.
The couple received such an overpoweringly positive reaction to their story that, when Trystan became pregnant, they decided to share updates on the pregnancy with everybody through their website.