A trailblazer from birth

May 3, 2010

A trailblazer from birth

There was nothing ordinary about Aiden Rivera Schaeff’s life.

He was the first of some 20 babies born to a lesbian parenting support group in Kingston in the 1990s that paired lesbians with willing sperm donors and arranged for their artificial insemination.

He was the first child in Ontario to have two women’s surnames on his birth certificate and later watched his two mothers legally marry.

Aiden was born a girl named Caitlyn in 1992 but came out as transgendered in his first year of high school.
He told his mothers that he identified as a man and wanted to physically become one.

My mom used to work with one of his moms.

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