- Category : 1974-births
- Type : GE
- Profile : 5/2 - Heretical / Hermit
- Definition : Single
- Incarnation Cross : LAX Distraction 2
American public speaker, author, and advocate for transgender and sexuality issues with a focus on trans fertility and reproductive rights.
Beatie, a trans man, had gender reassignment surgery in 2002 and became known as 'The Pregnant Man' after he became pregnant through artificial insemination in 2007. Beatie chose to become pregnant because his wife Nancy was infertile, doing so with cryogenic donated sperm.
Beatie's first pregnancy resulted in an ectopic pregnancy with triplets, requiring emergency surgery and resulting in the loss of all three fetuses. Beatie has since borne three children.
Beatie delivered his first child, Susan Juliette Beatie, on June 29, 2008, at the St. Charles Medical Center in Bend, Oregon. Multitudes of tabloids, magazines, and news sources continued reporting on the story after paparazzi captured images of the family leaving the hospital days later. People Magazine's senior editor, Patrick Rogers, gave an interview to the CBS Early Morning Show about the birth. People Magazine's August 4, 2008 edition featured Beatie with daughter, Susan, sharing the cover with President Barack Obama and family.
On November 13, 2008, journalist, Barbara Walters, announced on The View that Thomas was expecting his second child, Austin Alexander Beatie. The next day, ABC aired a 20/20 Barbara Walters primetime interview ("Journey of a Pregnant Man") with Thomas and Nancy Beatie. On June 9, 2009, Beatie gave birth to his second child, his first son, Austin Alexander Beatie. The couple's third child, son, Jensen James Beatie was born to Thomas 13 and a half months later on July 25, 2010.
Guinness World Records 2010, named Beatie the "World's First Married Man to Give Birth."
Beatie and his wife filed for divorce in 2012. The Beatie case is the first of its kind on record, where a documented legal male gave birth within a traditional marriage to a woman, and for the first time, a court challenged a marriage where the husband gave birth.