BY Emily Drabinski

March 09 2010 9:00 AM ET

THOMAS SCOTT MOORE 02 XLRG (AMY MACWILLIAMSON) | ADVOCATE.COM

Medical issues aside, Moore also has faced scrutiny from the LGBT community—largely via online comments posted in reaction to articles about his pregnancy. Hardest to take has been the judgment of other transgender men who say that Moore “isn’t really a man” but just another pregnant woman who has spent some time on hormones. This doesn’t make any sense to Moore, who sees his pregnancy as the mark of an exceptional manhood. “I can do something with my body that not a lot of other men can do,” he says proudly. “For once, I might even be lucky to be transgender.”

And while some days are about standing proud and strong in the face of criticism, others are simply consumed with navigating the final weeks of a long pregnancy. Moore may be living a life at the edge of what’s possible in the public consciousness. But he also worries about the difficult hours of labor ahead, enduring cravings that change every few days (though Mexican pizza has never been one of them; “I made Tom eat that, ” he says) and looking forward with joy and excitement to welcoming baby Miles into the world. Scott beams at the thought: “We are counting down the days.” 

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