Last year we shared the story of the Canadian baby born without a documented gender. Now meet the couple planning on raising a gender fluid child.
In a big story a few months ago, the Canadian government claimed an 8-month-old could be the first baby in the world without a government registered gender.
Baby, Searyl Atli, has been registered for health care with a British Columbia health card marked with a ‘U’ in the space that is usually reserved for gender.
Searyl’s parent, Kori Doty, identifies as a non-binary transgender parent, meaning she identifies as neither male nor female, and wants Searyl’s gender kept off any records.
They want their child to be able to choose its own gender when it is old enough, and launched a judicial review against the policy.
More recently, a pregnant transgender man has revealed he will also let his child ‘choose his or her own gender’.
Alex Alvarez, 25, from Los Angeles, California, who was raised as a woman, is eight months pregnant with his first child, who was conceived via an unknown sperm donor. Read more of their story on Daily Mail.
He will bring up the baby with his girlfriend Carla Gonzalez, 33, and their mutual friend, Cole James, 36, a gender queer, androgynous female.
The trio, who will live together, will allow their child to decide whether he or she would like to be raised as a boy or a girl and until then raise him or her as gender fluid.
Alex said: ‘We want him or her to choose his or her own gender. I’ve got a nephew who is proud he is a man. He has chosen that, and that is great.
‘We will raise our child gender fluid, until they can choose what gender they wish to be.’
Adding, ‘I’m hoping that we raise this baby with unconditional love and give them the chance to choose who they wish to be in this life.’
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