Indian transgender couple celebrates birth of their baby

STORY: This transgender couple is marking a

milestone for trans representation in India

Ziya Paval, a transgender woman

and her partner Zahad, a transgender man

recently celebrated the birth of their baby

Location: Kozhikode, India

(Ziya Paval, Parent)

"I am so happy. Today is the day I got to hold my baby. My partner and the baby's father, and the baby are both okay. They are both healthy. They are under observation in the ICU (Intensive Care Unit). The baby had some milk and is perfectly fine. The baby has no problems physically or mentally. My partner is also fine."

Though the LGBTQ+ community still

faces obstacles in Indian society

local media reported that congratulations

have poured in for the couple

after a pregnancy photoshoot went viral on social media