Sick thugs threaten to murder trans couple’s baby son
A transgender couple who made the news with an unconventional pregnancy say online thugs have threatened to murder their infant child.
Transgender man Fernando Machado gave birth to his son last year, conceived via his partner, trans woman Diane Rodriguez.
As the Ecuadoran couple not yet undergone gender reassignment surgery, they were able to have children naturally.
Speaking to the Mirror, Ms Rodriguez, 35, revealed that after hitting headlines, the family have been bombarded with death threats.
She said: “In general the reaction of both my family and people in general has been positive. Transphobic and homophobic people have also become present, even threatening to kill our son.
“We have already spoken with the authorities here in Ecuador to protect us. We have asked for support also to give guaranteed safety in our house.
“We know that the people who want to attack us are few, but we have to take the necessary assurances.”
The pair are currently trying for a second child, but are considering adoption after struggling to concieve.
Ms Rodriguez added: “Just yesterday we were talking seriously, between Fernando and me, about being able to adopt a boy or girl, even with some kind of disability or some discriminated race.
“We know that as a LGBTI transsexual family we can give all the love and love that their parents could not. So yes, we not only think about having more children but adopting them.”