32-year-old Freddy McConnell is a British journalist, and works for the Guardian. He previously applied to have his name and his child’s kept from the public. However, the request was denied after multiple appeals were filed by some major publications.
In a 2018 preliminary hearing, McConnell initially won the right to anonymity. However, he ended up losing the privilege after opposing lawyers argued that his decision to be featured in “Seahorse,” a BBC documentary film that tells about his transition and pregnancy, was an act of “self-generated publicity” and meant that other journalists should also have permission to use his name when reporting his case.