A popular British women’s magazine has featured a topless pregnant transgender model, a biological woman who identifies as a man, on its cover.
The transgender model in question is author Logan Brown, who was once a lesbian but now identifies as queer, or a “trans pregnant man.”
Brown described suffering from “really bad mental health” as a child before coming out as a lesbian.
Brown then decided to explore the “identity of being trans” before settling with identifying as queer.
The transgender author’s “accidental” pregnancy came after taking a break from testosterone treatments due to health reasons.
During that time, Brown was impregnated by her partner, Bailey Mills, a drag queen who identifies as non-binary.
A reporter for Glamour magazine, Chloe Laws, interviewed Brown weeks before the birth, describing how the author and her boyfriend first garnered attention online through the “rampant transphobia.”
Brown, who is currently writing a book directed at children called “My Daddy’s Belly: The Miracle of Male Birth,” describes being “brought up in a very close-knit family, and so to bring a baby into the world in a queer relationship is the best feeling ever.”
The 27-year-old said that becoming pregnant felt like “manhood” was “erased.”
“How do you tell your partner, ‘Oh, I’m pregnant, but oh, I’m also your boyfriend as well,'” Brown continued.
The children’s author eventually accepted the process and declared, “I’m a pregnant man, and we’re very lucky, and I’m proud to do what we’re doing.”
Glamour’s European editorial director, Deborah Joseph, said the magazine felt Brown would be a perfect cover model for Pride Month.
“When we first met Logan and heard his incredible story, we were blown away by his strength and courage. We knew he would be the perfect cover star for our June Pride issue, as a shining example of empowerment, inclusivity and equality,” Joseph said.
“Logan and his partner Bailey bringing their beautiful baby into the world is a story of love and acceptance,” the editor continued. Joseph also prophetically added that these are “things that we are sadly often reminded that the world could use a little more of.”