Pregnant transman Thomas Beatie speaks on Oprah

April 5, 2008 at 2:40 am 27 comments

Thomas Beattie pregnant manThomas Beatie, the pregnant man from Bend, OR, spoke on the Oprah Winfrey show yesterday. Following the initial article about the transgender pregnancy in The Advocate, Beattie and his wife didn’t do any interviews with local or national media — and now we know why. They formed an agreement with Oprah and People Magazine to control the message themselves.

Didn’t get a chance to see the show yesterday? Go to Oprah’s website for more information about the interview and for some short clips. Click here for photos and a clip from the show on Huffington Post. Beatie came across very genuine and very compelling in his interview with Oprah, who remarked a couple times on his seeming nervousness. Initially, I felt a little put off by the family’s approach to telling their story in such a celebrity-inducing fashion by going on Oprah and doing a spread on People Magazine. It seems commercial and as though they’re making money off of their story.

Oprah asked Beatie about why he chose to come forward in such a public way, and I have to respect his answer. He said that he and his wife wanted to tell their story first, rather than let other interests portray their experience for them. Going on Oprah isn’t something that appeals to me, but I can see how she brings such a personal and meaningful message to the world. I’m still a little curious about the People article, which is due for release on April 4. Mr. Beatie’s central statement on Oprah was this, “I feel it’s not a male or female desire to have a child. It’s a human need. I’m a person and I have the right to have a biological child.”

Right on.


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  • 1. meghan  |  April 5, 2008 at 7:10 am

    i think that its great that you and your wife are having a baby and thats even more amazing that the man is carrying the baby i guess you really know what pregnant women go through just to have a baby but its a wonderful thing and i wish you and your wife the best of luck and a healthy baby to come

  • 2. kelsey sampson  |  October 2, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    thats sick!

  • 3. alex  |  October 7, 2008 at 12:13 am

    tu sick fat black bitch that nathing to be proud of. kkk love

  • 4. alex  |  October 7, 2008 at 12:14 am

    you sick fat black bitch that nathing to be proud of. kkk love

  • 5. beotch  |  October 31, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    im a whore

  • 6. nigga  |  October 31, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    im a niog

  • 7. nigga  |  October 31, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    im a nigga

  • 8. nigga  |  October 31, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    im a man and i had a baby once

  • 9. nigga  |  October 31, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    A woman was lying in her hospital bed recuperating after an intense
    12 hour delivery of a bouncing baby boy.

    Moments later the hospital room door opened, and in walked
    the delivery nurse carrying the baby boy ….

    SUDDENLY the nurse THROWS the baby on the floor, kicks it up
    against the wall, picks it up and TWIRLS it around several times
    and THROWS it against the wall….

    Well, just bewildered, the woman gives out a loud SHREEEK and
    hollers MY GOD ….. WHAT HAVE YOU DONE TO MY BABY ??????

    The Nurse chuckles a little to herself ‘April Fools’, she says…
    He was ALREADY DEAD !!!!!!!!!!

  • 10. nicky  |  December 12, 2008 at 5:57 am

    i just saw it on tv…
    thomas will be a great father!!
    i hope they will be very happy

    to thomas : gratz with your litl girl 🙂

    greetz from belgium!!

  • 11. donkesha  |  December 13, 2008 at 3:28 am

    puy pic on here

  • 12. Marit  |  December 15, 2008 at 1:31 am

    Well , i think that´s a very cute story 🙂 I can´t understand why people tlk shit about these little family. Everybody ist talking about equality, so why shouldn´t a man become pregnant ?
    I think that we live in a very stupid world , and I think a lot of people sometimes should shut up becauser otherwise they are talkin shit.

    I think thats a very cute story and I think thomas should be proud of himself. I hope that people stop hating on them and I wish them a very good future and a peaceful happy live.

    Best Wishes from Germany !!

  • 13. Ramona ( Germany )  |  December 15, 2008 at 8:17 pm

    I think, it´s allready okay that Thomas Beati can get a Baby. It´s his live and he can do what he like! I am happy to see him so happy. It´s wunderfull. I dont understand the Human, there are so agressive. Have they dont do anything else? Leave him alone! The last Time, it´s his live!
    What´s wrong? What the other Human do in the World who´s not right ?

    I wish him all the Best of Live! And they´re Baby too!

    Best wishes!!!
    Ramona from Germany

  • 14. melanie m.  |  December 15, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    i find it very great that you have fight for your familiy i think it´s not easy to live and know that much people over the world hates you and wishes bad things.

    i come from düsseldorf in germany and see you in tv and first i was shocked because i´m a women and it´s new to see how a men gets a baby

    but it was your dream and you have done it i think you make it right and that was what you want and i ask myself how much people want something and do nothing for it but if there is someone who do what he/she wants much people talk and mean its bad

    for all the people who talks bad about this family:


    i wish you and your family much luck and healthy for the future i hope that you can live in peace and i think you have a very pretty baby

    best wishes from germany melanie

  • 15. Sinead  |  December 16, 2008 at 2:33 am

    I’m from Germany and I saw something about you on tv.
    I think it’s great. Why is it for some people so bad that Thomas is pregnant. Everyone who says something bad about you and your family is stupid!
    In my opinion more people should say positive things, because he is still a human. It does’nt matter if he was a woman befor or not!
    What counts is that they are happy and the baby is healthy.
    I know some friends they would be pregnant if they could.
    I don’t have children yet, I’m to young… but I can imagine what it feels like to be hated just because I do something wonderful!
    I whant to say that Thomas and his wife are lovely people.
    Most of the people should look up to them!
    I wish you the best and you should know that there will be people who stands behind you and suport you 😉
    Best luck and all love from Germany

    Look forward, I know you are a great and loving family!

  • 16. Cora Peters  |  December 17, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Dear Thomas,

    I think it is a wonderful thing to get the chance to get a new life.
    I know that sombodys hate what happend and can´t understand what you feel and how lucky you and your wife are.

    But you are so strong together and you can make this way.
    You both will be good parents for your litlle girl.

    I and my husband wish you the best for you both.
    We hope the time will come where you can have a normal life with your little girl.

  • 17. Kim  |  December 17, 2008 at 5:55 am

    My name is Kim and I am from Germany…

    I heared and saw about you and your family on TV and at the moment I am watching a Documentation about that “pregnant man thing” …
    And THIS is, why I feel like I have to write this right NOW!!!!! Don’t know if you will ever read it at all, but if you will… I JUST WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT EVERYTHING YOU DECIDED TO DO WAS RIGHT, BECAUSE IT WAS YOUR DECISION … and it was right from the heart … everyone who has a little sense would feel it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What I had to hear here on TV now is disgusting!!!!!!!!! .. People calling you on the phone, talking stupid shit, attack you on the streets or in the town where you live and at least abuse you in the internet… SO SHAME ON EVERYONE WHO THINKS HE CAN BLAME YOU FOR ANYTHING!!! .. WHY??!?!?!?! What is wrong with that?!? .. And by the way… IT DOESNT CONCERN ANYONE OF YOU!!!!

    Thomas.. It is your life, it is your family and at least it is your baby … And I am SURE, that you will be a really really great Daddy for her!!!!

    So dont give it a second thaught.. You will do right, because what you do is from the heart.. and that’s it what really counts!

    All the best to you, your wife and your sweet and lovely Susan Juliette .. Always remember.. there are much more people that support you, than you might know!

    All the best.. Daddy .. ;o)


  • 18. Jan- Lukas  |  December 17, 2008 at 6:48 am

    Hallo Nancy and Thomas,
    I think you are great Parents. In German lives a lot of Transgender with Children….no Problem.
    What you feel in your Heart…thats is the right way….
    If you some Times in German you can visit me every Time,you are Friends for me, like Bruder and Sister….

    All the BEST for your little new Familie
    der Jan…

  • 19. Lilly  |  December 20, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Heyyyy im really happy for thomas that he can feel how its like to carry a baby although he has fysically a womens body but looks like a men

    hope you will have lovely healthy babies

  • 20. Pregnant man  |  January 8, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    they do really deserve that child. And the first pregnant man is so cute 🙂

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  • 22. lcazga  |  August 28, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I’m a little confused about this story – I’m the mother of a teenage transgender FTM and the one thing that my child wants more than anything is to be known only as a boy. Why do you think the he decided to get pregnant and not his wife? Was this all just a publicity stunt?
    Just curious……
    Feel free to check me out at

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  • 24. stephanee  |  March 21, 2011 at 1:34 am

    Did the baby live or die im just wondering?

  • 25. donn tell hollywood  |  April 27, 2012 at 8:51 am

    He’s amazing! Isn’t he?

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  • 27. davidsonanderson14  |  April 10, 2016 at 6:47 am

    MTSU (+14.5) at ULnI had to double check this one. Let me get this straight, you play in the Mid East conference and you still need to schedule Click

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