The Queer Family Podcast
The Queer Family Podcast
Jaimie kelton
Navigating Transitions and Coming Out Together
58 minutes Posted Dec 11, 2023 at 1:30 am.
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S14 EP11 | Moe Ari and Tiffany, hosts of the Be Your Own Love Goals podcast, share their journey as a queer couple. They met in college, became friends, and eventually fell in love. Moe Ari later came out as transgender, and they decided to start a family through reciprocal IVF. They faced challenges with their families' acceptance and had difficult conversations about their donor choice. Despite the obstacles, their families have come around and are now obsessed with their daughter, Nova. The couple emphasizes the importance of being your own “love goals” and creating your own authentic journey of partnership.

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🏳️‍🌈About The Guest(s)🏳️‍🌈

  • Moe Ari and Tiffany are the hosts of the Be Your Own Love Goals podcast.
  • They met in college and have been together for a decade.
  • Moe Ari is transgender and went through a gender transition during their relationship.
  • They used reciprocal IVF to have their daughter, Nova.

​🏳️‍🌈Key Takeaways:🏳️‍🌈

  • Nova's birth helped solidify Moe Ari's gender transition and their identity as a father.
  • The couple chose a donor based on shared values and personality traits, rather than physical appearance.
  • Moe Ari's family was accepting of his coming out & transition, while Tiffany faced more challenges with her family's acceptance.
  • Becoming parents has brought healing and growth to both Moe Ari and Tiffany.


  • "Hearing her call me Daddy for the first time was like, I am a dude. I am a dad." - Moe Ari
  • "We wanted to feel connected to the donor in a way that transcended the physical." - Moe Ari
  • "Having Nova was the first time I had the confidence to really allow myself to be seen." - Tiffany

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