Contenidos diversos: traducción en limpio

Nowadays we talk about family organisations.
There have always been many kinds of families. Human beings have always had
different ways of grouping together according to their needs and feelings [affections],
but the people [it was always around the fire, where the people that were there, did not
have necessarily blood ties] who gathered around the fire together were not necessarily
blood relatives. (The sub-clause in the previous sentence wasn’t clear, so I tried to make
sense of the sentence this way). In other words: the family hasn’t always been
constituted by blood ties.
Nowadays family organisations [constitute] pose a great difficulty to those who intend
to bind it to a particular definition. Because there are many alternatives, and our Sexual
Diversity Law made it easier and now the alternatives are far greater in number [many
My name is Laura Mikaela Gallardo. I’m 42 years old and I’m a transgender mother. I
think that sometimes society is wrong when they use the words mom and dad [to call
someone just] to refer to someone based only [in] on their gender, because we are a
marriage that brings to our son the same love as any other couple does.
He leaves home at 5.30 AM to go to [his] work. And if he hasn’t left by that time I start
knocking on his door because I don’t want him to arrive late for work [like that he could
get late to his job].
Alejandro: My name is Alejandro Gayardo and my mom is Laura. She had always been
there for me and she always will [always] be because that’s the way she is, when I need
her, when I need advice [an advise] or someone to [hear] listen to me, she is always
She never hid the truth from me. One day she told me: “I’m your mom from the hearth”
and that’s how [it started] our little family started, and then she met my dad, that is her
partner, and thank god, he is an amazing dad.
Laura: we come from a little town called Calchaqui in Santa Fe, where people [did]
discriminated a lot. They used to say: “there he goes, the son of a…” In order to make
my son happy, I told him that as soon as he [would] starts [the] kindergarten, I’d start
traveling to Buenos Aires to give him enough tools to [overtake] overcome his [the]
difficulties. (I hope I’ve guess the right meaning intended here, but it wasn’t clear.)
Alejandro: When I was 4 or 5 years old, before I came to Buenos Aires, she sat me on
her lap [legs] and told me: “[I´am this, accepting me or not is up to you] This is what I
am, it is up to you whether you accept me or not”. I looked at her, into her eyes, and told

My name is Silvina and Graciela is my partner. if there is a trans kid in the classroom we have to understand what a transgender kid is. Here in the capital you don’t often feel it but in a province it is [i’is] tougher. His father is my partner [couple]. Alejandro is everything to [for] me. But we are a family. Teaching is in a difficult situation to move forward and understand that. My name is Graciela. Alejandro: in a little town. Silvina has been my partner for 15 years ago. I couldn’t even attend his high school graduation. in fact they already do. when he grew up he understood everything and came to live with me. lest anyone made fun of him [either be present when he graduated from high school in order to prevent anybody from making fun of him]. how [couldn´t] could I not accept you if you are the mother. in order to please people. She said that her son would never get married to a person like me. If a teacher has a homosexual kid in her classroom. Laura: I couldn’t. fear is always present. but I know I would choose you again? Laura: When I started sending him to the kindergarten I began traveling every 3 months. I don’t know if I chose. for example. He was raised in a real [true] family. enjoy his last year of primary school. and we are a normal family [as] like any other. Alejandro: when one is part of a [nonconvencional] nonconventional family. my dad is very supportive. and they had to eat their words [swallow their criticism]. Alejandro: you cling to fear and stop being who you really are just to pretend to be someone you’re not. he calls him dad and I’m his mom. . people usually exclude you. he must to know exactly how to defend him/her from the bullying of the other kids that have been raised with patriarchal values. what the parents of a trans kid are and how to deal with a trans kid and his school-mates. people are [is] always pointing the finger [finger pointing]. and I told her that her son and I had gone to the capital to ask about everything we needed to get married. Laura: I have lived with my partner for 18 years. His family has never accepted me. I´m her echo (laughs). they are beginning to understand it better. Giberti: [the] this educational topic is beyond the children. So he had to face such events alone [be alone through that kind of stuff]. But then.her. I´m going to repeat what she says. Laura: Now I can say that they respect and admire me. in the first place. I don’t know how to explain it. He respects my decisions and [he] always stands by me. Because I’ve shown [to the] society that all the love I bring to my son is sincere and true. you are condemned. Nowadays I am the daughter-in-law she loves the most [more]. One day we were drinking mate with my mother-in-law.

Her daughters weren’t my children. Silvina: It was very clear to me that Graciela was Patricia and Lauri’s mother. but at that moment I didn’t care. That’s why I did my best to make it work. [in] which [I did care] was very important to me. because I knew that my love was there waiting for me with my two daughters. my parents were so happy and so were my parents-in-law and my friends. So my objective since I was near Graciela was to accompany her in her process. and they had their father too. And that is was something that had never happened to me before. I wasn’t supposed to replace any of them. [everything] everything was just fine. it was a heterosexual marriage.] why we had to [take] see this as a funeral instead of a party.I fell in love at first sight. you know. [it] that was my role. having a family with a woman and kids. [Otherwise. And I thought to myself: wow! [it] This is what I have [ever] always dreamed of. Graciela: I can remember the only problem that involved my kids was when one of them had his [graduate] graduation trip. but little by [Little] little she earned that place. I couldn’t speak [with] to my friends about it. My lawyer told me that if I told someone that I was in a relationship with a woman. then I was an aunt and after that I was a godmother. in fact I didn’t know them but I already felt them [as] to be my kids too. at first I was her mother’s friend. that kind of stuff I thought that didn’t exist. What I did want was to accompany their mom. At the beginning it wasn’t like this. We had a big wedding party. and that everything was just fine. everybody was happy. that at home we lived in a beautiful family environment. The thing is that it was not easy because I was married at that time. Silvina: Graciela shows up with her story and I [got] was astounded. because she is a [women that] woman who cares about me and who brings all her love to me. that was my desire. I could loose lose custody of my daughter[´s custody]. and I wondered [. Feeling eager to come back home. and I had two little girls of 7 and 10. so you can imagine it was a very hard to live through [it]. everybody felt hurt [with] by this situation. Who can say that is not a family like any other? We couldn’t say openly to everybody that we were a couple because [the] social acceptation wasn’t [as] what it is now. Hija: For me it was always natural to have 2 moms. Graciela: I remember at that time I went to work and at the end of the day when I was returning home I felt [joy] happy because I knew they were there. I was constantly [mutating] transmuting for Lauri. The class had to travel with two adults to escort .] Yet when [the fact that] I [was] started going out with a woman [caused] my parents could not understand me. When I got married to a man I was 23 years old. That is why nowadays she is a mom to me. It had never happened to me till that time. but I was living with my mom and a friend of hers.

we are just another family. Giberti: To be adopters. . we integrate very well [have a very good integration] with the rest of the parents of their [classroom] classmates. then Lauri and her friends chose Silvina.them. The father or [the] mother or the person who is responsible for the kid should be kind and give [bring] him/her love. we´ve made a surrogacy [subrogation]. but that wasn’t that easy. We tried. It’s happening in a natural way. people must [have] fulfil certain requirements [features] and to guarantee a certain level of education and [breeding to] upbringing for the kids. and teachers. come on. and then we started our project of having a family. a man can be sweet and kind too. If she wants to adopt or if there is a couple of women and both of them adopt her partner’s [couple´s] kid… it’s up to them. It doesn’t matter if they are a woman or a man. and after a long way. a grandpa or an aunt. They voted for Silvina [among] from the other candidates. There was quite a stir when 2 moms objected for homophobic reasons [by an homofobic matter]. Giberti: Roles change and why do they change? Because roles are cultural. found out the information required. because the duties of a mother and [of a] father are in a process of change [changing process]. After they were born we began to [find a] receive good feedback from the society. If there are two women and one of them makes a request[s] for [an] artificial insemination. because they said she was so cool. we’re learning and the society has the opportunity to get to know us. If the function of a mother is linked to the breastfeeding we’re in trouble because it is decreasing . Because we didn’t have co-paternal [hadn´t] family models [of co-paternity] either.(two more parents) It’s a learning process for everyone even for us. they didn´t want any other mother. At first there is a bit of curiosity but then we’re just the parents of the girls. Our only militancy is to be [part] included and blend in with the rest of the people. Silvina: then I lost. We met 20 years ago. it is up to her. and it doesn’t have anything to do with maternity.and breast feeding is all well [very nice] and good but it is not enough. We can’t define a mother [around] by that fact. And their argument was that they wanted a biological mother to go. First of all the possibility of adopting appeared. I can’t [either] even define a father in [by the lacanian] Lacanian theory (Law of the Name-of-the-father) [that runs] that it is the father who opens the kid to the world. Laura: there is nothing to explain [whereas] so long as the couple do care about their kid and they [bring] give him/her their love [their love to him/her].

One was for Gra and the other one was for me. but in some way it was how they were celebrating that I was part of it. people [was] were always [making up terrible gossips] making up terrible lies and gossiping without even looking at real cases. That’s how [what] she would answer because that’s the way she has incorporated it My neighbour is a [women] 90 year old woman [of 90 years of age]. always hypothesizing about how kids will suffer in these [this] new family models. well. I was even afraid to take it. If we had legislation in our country [a legislation] that supported [supports] it. when [that] those kids already exist. congratulations. you had no choice . exist and be respected. she congratulated me. Maybe it has something to do [to be] with demystifying the topic of the [subrogation] surrogacy of the womb.This is part of a basic concept that is the will to bear children [childbearing will]. th[g]ink and [see] look at how they live. Laura Mikaela: At that time we didn’t have [hadn´t] any rights. Giberti: Let us not always repeat [always] the same mistakes. there are also diverse families with the same right to live. When she saw my daughters and saw me. You have to bow down. people [that] who have always been hidden but have always existed.Giberti: if two men are looking for a womb to have a child from the gametes of one of them. If you ask Carmela how she was born she will tell you that she grew in the belly of a very nice woman [that] who carried her in order that she could be born. Laura Mikaela: If my son would have finished the secondary school this year. maybe I would have gone because now I have rights I did not have at that time. upset and didn’t speak to me for a year.And I was very surprised. A person who wants to be a parent and has a strong vocation will do it with all their love and there’s nothing else. and how they are Silvina: [On a] One Mother’s day the girls came with two little plants. we’re here. Most people who did it. the world is not only heterosexual. for example. Laura hija: I was very angry because. Graciela: There’s not just one story. The thing is that now everything is different in relation to the models we’ve known till now. that’s another way to start a family. I felt people were very disrespectful[l in] to my face because they said we would be sick people and that kind of stuff. [was with a lot of sacrifice] had to make a lot of sacrifices. she understood and nowadays she asks me all the time [for] about the girls. learn. it wasn’t easy to be a trans mother. When I told her about the [subrogation] surrogacy she couldn’t understand anything about it [of that]. many more [of] people could do it. Let’s [look at] see. She left.

To a certain extent we are. today they are coming home to film us as if we were freaks. I’m part of the few kids of my generation that have grown up with two mothers. . the many [lots of] babies that two years ago could be born with two moms or dads thanks to the new law that recognizes it. just to be [loyal] true to her feelings. [Because the tale that says] We’re told that life has to be lived in a certain way and that we should behave in a particular way. Having grown up in this home was one of the most wonderful things that happened to me. and that is the most beautiful feeling I ever felt. I have as a maternal model a mother that had the courage to transgress thousands of social prejudices with all the fear that entails. I bear the voice of those who still don´t speak. If I learned something from my home. They [come] are coming to find out what happened.Laura hija: Today’s a weird day. but I don´t buy into it. it is to be free.