Kerala transgender couple’s ‘tears of joy’ as baby born early

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02/09/2023

A transgender couple from the southern Indian state of Kerala, whose pregnancy photos made global news, have welcomed their baby with “tears of joy”. Ziya Paval said her partner Zahad had given birth to the baby on Wednesday morning. Ms Paval shared the news on Instagram, posting a photo of the baby who was born nearly a month early. They told the BBC that both Mr Zahad and the baby, whose name and gender they have not revealed, were fine. Ms Paval and Mr Zahad, who uses only one name, have said it was their dream to become parents. The couple had paused their hormone therapy during the duration of the pregnancy.

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