By Jonathon Van Maren
If one transgender activist has her way, the United Kingdom will soon be recognizing some biological women—who bore their own children—as “fathers.” According to the Metro UK earlier this week, trans activist Freddy McConnell “has appealed to be recognised as his child’s father after legal medical documents [indicate] that he can only be registered [as the child’s] mother.” The reason for this fact, which the media is presenting as a grave injustice, is that Freddy is, in fact, a biological female identifying as male. She “used a sperm donor” to become pregnant two years ago, and this journey was glowingly covered by the BBC in their new documentary Seahorse: The Dad Who Gave Birth. Seahorses, of course, are one of the few species where the males carry the young.
Considering the fact that the taxpayer-funded state broadcaster has already produced what amounts to an extended advert for McConnell’s legal challenge, the BBC has provided an obvious opportunity for Freddy, and it is one that the trans activist intends to take advantage of. McConnell is already hitting the interview circuit, sporting a close-clipped haircut and a well-trimmed mustache and goatee.