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Outsources: Rafi Daugherty – Gestational Fathers and Queering Parenthood

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RafiShaynaKGNU’s Angela Palermo talks with Rafi Daugherty, a Denver area transgender man who gave birth to a healthy daughter in September 2015.  We discuss Rafi’s growing up in the Orthodox Jewish tradition, his attempts to negotiate between his evolving trans and Jewish identities, his decision to become a “gestational father” and his experiences with the medical profession as a “man giving birth.”  More about Rafi’s journey.

 

Music: Kate Bush / Prologue, Stevie Wonder / Isn’t She Lovely