- Diane Rodriguez and Fernando Machado made history when their baby arrived
- The couple, who are both transgender, conceived and gave birth naturally
- Diane, 33, who was born a man made Fernando, 22, born a woman, pregnant
- The couple have yet to undergo the full gender reassignment therapy
Bigots have issued death threats against Ecuador’s first transgender parents and vowed to kill their infant son, the couple have revealed.
Diane Rodriguez and her partner Fernando Machado welcomed the arrival of their son Sununu in June.
Diane, who was born a man still has not undergone her gender reassignment surgery, while Fernando, who was born a woman, also has not had the transitional treatment.
Diane Rodriguez, right, and her partner Fernando Machado, left, pictured with their son Sununu, have revealed that they have received death threats from bigots in Ecuador
The pair met on social media and became the first transgender couple to conceive naturally and give birth to a child in South America when baby Sununu arrived in June
Diane, right, 33, who was born a man, and Fernando, left, 22, who was born a woman, have both yet to undergo full gender reassignment surgery allowing them to conceive naturally
The couple met three years ago on social media and fell in love.
Last year, they revealed to the world that they were expecting their first child.
However, now they have been forced to seek
A transgender couple are being bombarded with death threats after the man, who used to be a woman, gave birth to their son.
Diane Rodriguez and her partner Fernando Machado welcomed Sununu in June.
Neither Diane or Fernando have undergone surgery during their gender reassignment process, so becoming pregnant was still possible.
But Diane revealed that the couple, who met three years ago on social media, have received death threats against their family and have asked the police for protection.
Diane, said she and Fernando wish to have more children but will adopt rather than give birth
The 34-year-old mother-of-one told The Mirror: ‘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.’
She said despite their ordeal, they are planning to have more children, although they may adopt in future.
She added: ‘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.’