UK’s first pregnant man admits he has received death threats in Lorraine interview
The UK’s first pregnant male has opened up about the shocking abuse he has received in an honest interview on Lorraine.
Hayden Cross’ assigned gender was female when he was first born. However, he began transitioning to become the male he identified as at the age of 17.
Although Hayden is now legally male, the former Asda worker decided to postpone his transition in order to get pregnant and have a biological child before it was too late.
In an interview on this morning’s Lorraine, Hayden explained: “It’s quite scary, but I’m happy I’m going to have a biological kid. I wanted my eggs frozen. Not everyone wants kids when they’re young.”
However, the 20-year-old could not have contemplated the backlash he would receive for going ahead with the pregnancy. Hayden confessed to the host how he had received numerous death threats after publicising his decision to birth a child.
He admitted: “I’ve had death threats, and people threatening to beat me up. I’ve taken a year out of my treatment for this.”
Hayden also revealed how he was forced to find a sperm donor on Facebook as he was unable to receive help with the NHS.
“Basically I found a sperm donor on Facebook. I found someone on there, spoke to them for a few days and went from there.
“They came to my house, came into a cup and then I did it myself. I don’t even know their name.”
Speaking about his transition, Hayden told Lorraine how he had come to terms with his male identity just three years ago.
“I didn’t realise I was trans till I was 17. When I turned 17, I met my group of friends and that’s when I realised. I came out and I’ve been a lot happier since.
“I’ve always wanted to be able to have my own family. My mum’s been really supportive.
Speaking about how he would explain his transition and pregnancy to his child in the future, Hayden concluded: “When the baby grows, I’ll sit it down and explain and talk to it. I want it to know, I hope it will be open minded like me.”
Lorraine continues on weekdays at 8:30am.