While we have made a lot of strides when it comes to transgender rights, we are nowhere near as good as we should be. Transgender people face a lot of hate just for being who they are. They are told that they are an abomination or that they have mental problems. Imagine how much hate a pregnant transgender man would get. You don't need to imagine - let's see the story of Trystan to get an idea of what happened.
Trystan and Biff are a transgender couple. They are married and have been in love for a long time. They wanted what most people want once they are married - they wanted to start a family and that is exactly what they did.
Trystan and Biff were over the moon when they realized that Trystan was pregnant. They had taken a lot of care to ensure that everything was right for the pregnancy, and they had been rewarded for it. They both told their friends.
They also put the announcement on Facebook where it went viral. While a lot of people shared it because they were happy about an LGBT couple being happy, a lot of other people shared it because of the hate they felt for the couple.
People said all the things people usually say about transgenders. They said that they weren't fit enough to be parents. People said that they were an abomination in the eyes of God, and that they both needed to mend their ways.
The heartening thing is that they got more love than hate. A lot of people loved that Trystan was pregnant and wanted to hear more about it. People commented on their post a lot and told them to keep them posted.
Seeing the positive feedback and seeing how many people wanted to be there during the journey, Trystan and Biff started a website where people could follow the whole story. They posted the stories and details they wanted to share on their website.
Transgender people receive a lot of hate in real life but it is nothing compared to the hate they see online. When people can hide behind the anonymity of internet they really bring the hate out. Trystan and Biff were brave for putting the journey out there.
They knew how hard it was to have a baby as a transgender person, and they wanted to encourage other transgender people who want babies but are too afraid. They shared their journey so other trans people could learn from it.
Trystan is a man with a beard. It was tough for him to leave home when he was pregnant because of all the looks that he would get. People used to stare and he could see the confusion and disapproval in their face.
One thing which kept the couple happy is that they got a lot of love as well. All the people that followed their journey and were supportive allowed them to drown out the hate. Whenever they felt too hated they just looked at all the love they got.
They finally had the baby and it was perfectly healthy. They were both very happy about having a baby, and they shared the news with the world as well. They got a lot of positive attention from people all over the world.
They knew that they would get a lot of hate and a lot of looks for going public with the pregnancy news, but they did it anyway. They wanted to normalize this, so other LGBT couples wouldn't have to go through the same thing that they did.
One look at the pictures of Trystan and Biff and the baby and you will agree that they are the cutest things ever. Both Trystan and Biff look like such proud dads in the pictures and the baby boy looks very happy as well.
Trystan's sister could no longer take care of her two children so she gave them up for adoption, which is how they came to live with Trystan and Biff. So while they already had a family, this was the first biological child that they had.
If you loved this story and want to hear more from Trystan and Biff you will be happy to know that they are still very active on social media! You can follow their accounts for adorable pictures and cute anecdotes from the family.
Chefs made their way into celebrity land a while ago. But how many celebrities that weren’t trained as professional cooks are actually whizzes in the kitchen? Here are several that come to mind.
Actress Julia Roberts is confident about her cooking skills. “I’m quite a good cook,” she told E! News. “I’m like a closet home ec teacher…I can really cook anything.” Roberts has said she often cooks fish for herself and her kids. And speaking of her three children, “They think that I’m a good cook,” Roberts told People. “They actually told me that I should open a restaurant.” She also relishes cooking for the holidays, particularly shredded Brussel sprouts. Roberts hasn’t published a cookbook, but we did find recipes attributed to her for peach crisp and banana hemp muffins. Or you can make the same summer salad the actress supposedly eats.
Chrissy Teigen started off as a supermodel. Then her love of cooking filtered into her professional life too. At this point, she’s created recipes for a limited Blue Apron release and also just launched her own home and cooking line at Target named “Cravings,” after the two cookbooks she’s released. Teigen describes cooking as “a time of peace” for herself. So maybe peace out to her tuna melt sandwich or the fried chicken wings that are a favorite of her husband, John Legend.
Lady Gaga, whose real name is Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, comes from a cooking Italian family. Her father started his own restaurant in New York and also published a cookbook. And apparently, Lady Gaga has inherited the family’s cooking genes. Her Instagram account occasionally features photos of her culinary activities. Sure, sometimes it’s topless cooking. But other times it’s more poignant like in the post she shared about her bringing food to the family of her dear friend who passed away. Want to try a Gaga/Germanotta family favorite? Check out her recipe for whole wheat pasta with a sweet fennel sauce.