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Trans trailblazers Jake and Hannah Graf welcome first child

The British trans activists have become parents via surrogacy, announcing the news on Twitter.

By Tim Heap

British trans couple Jake and Hannah Graf have become parents to a baby girl born via surrogacy, they announced on Twitter yesterday (16 April).

The pair – both trans activists who have faced sustained attacks against their identities and plans to start a family – announced in December that they were expecting their first child.

The due date was 12 April (Sunday), but their daughter arrived on Tuesday at 5:30am. The baby’s name is yet to be shared.

Jake, an actor and filmmaker as well as activist, tweeted: “She’s here! Our amazing surrogate brought our daughter into the world at 5:30am Tuesday morning.

“We couldn’t be happier nor more grateful.”

Hannah, a former army officer, also tweeted the news, saying that both the surrogate mother and baby are doing well and that the couple are “in love”.

The baby girl was conceived using one of Jake’s eggs which were frozen prior to his gender-affirmation surgery.

Despite facing a backlash for their plans to start a family from some people, they said their families had been “entirely supportive and loving” since they’d first spoken about it two years ago.

Hannah was the highest-ranking trans officer in the British Army until she left in 2018, the year she and Jake got married in London.