A Former 'Transgendered' Man Tells the Truth
Walt Heyer's new book relays 30 stories of people who regret sex-reassignment surgery.
Just before Christmas, CNBC promoted via social media an “LBGTQ youth advocate” by featuring a video of a boy in a sequined outfit, a choker, loop earrings, lipstick, and eye makeup posing in a child’s play pit filled with multi-colored balls. The caption: “This 11-year-old drag kid is using his voice to encourage LGBTQ youth to be themselves.”
The exploitation of this child first occurred over the summer, when his parents were heralded as “progressive” and the timeline of Desmond Napoles’s gender dysphoria was seeded before he was old enough to even understand the issue. This truly despicable treatment of a child’s broken identify is just one example of the Leftmedia’s deliberate role as a partner in the degradation of humanity in the culture war. In fact, it’s child abuse.
While media “journalists” scoff at the idea they’re propagating a narrative that gender-bending is just great, why is there so little coverage of the broken individuals who face regret for making “transitions” to their assumed gender?
Walt Heyer, who underwent gender-reassignment surgery from male to female and lived that way for a decade before having more surgery to become male again, has written his sixth book on the issue, Trans Life Survivors. In it, Heyer chronicles the stories of just 30 of the hundreds of individuals who’ve contacted him about having joined the “transmania,” each wanting to escape some conflict, loss, trauma, or personal void only to deeply regret their flawed method of dealing with these personal battles. Heyer’s books are among the few resources that speak plainly about the struggles with child abuse, mental illness, and an unsuccessful attempt to take life’s hardships and traumas and hope to wash them away by gender fluidity instead of getting needed help.
After his “transition,” Heyer’s pain remained and his mental anguish intensified due to the isolation from his children and family. As this book reveals, his story is not an isolated one. He now writes to call out the malpractice of therapists, psychiatrists, and other health care providers who’ve abandoned their Hippocratic Oath of “first, do no harm” for the politically correct and hip cultural embrace of doing whatever feels good to hide your pain.
One of the most shocking is the story of “Blair,” who holds the Guinness World Record for sex-changes surgeries — 167 — to feed his need to feel more like a woman, despite his XY chromosomal biology, his anatomy, and hormones at birth all being male. His story proves that the industry of deception holding these sad individuals captive to a cultural lie is financially lucrative. It’s also sustained by intellectual “progressives” who are bending the norms of gender roles as part of breaking the patriarchal oppression of male dominance inflicted upon society. Or some such garbage.
Don’t think that transmania and gender dysphoria are rooted in more than confusion? Why is the attempted suicide rate for “transgendered” individuals greater than 40% when it’s 0.6% among the adult population at large, according to the Centers for Disease Control? Heyer has written extensively that so much of the “science” that supports sex reassignment is faulty at best and likely fraudulent in some areas. Citing the fact that “up to 90% of gender changers in studies cannot be located for follow-up,” Heyer confirms that the research is both qualitatively and quantitatively deficient and without credibility.
The “poster child” of the gender confused is Bruce/Caitlyn Jenner. Despite his wealth and success, his fame is no longer thanks to his world records, his Olympic gold medal as the decathlon champion, and “World’s Greatest Athlete” with his image on Wheaties boxes, Sports Illustrated covers, and TV fame. No, his celebrity status now is almost entirely because this father of six children and husband to three wives began his transition to female in 2015.
Yet “Caitlyn” Jenner remains a man. All the surgeries, all the hormone injections, and all the pretense, the therapy, and the notoriety cannot change his chromosomal fingerprint. As Mark Alexander has noted, “There is no such thing a "transgendered,” and the word itself constitutes an egregious deception. A gender disoriented person may ‘identify’ as the other gender, but they will always be the same gender they were at conception. The notion of so-called “gender reassignment” is equally fallacious.“
In normal adults, there are 23 pairs of chromosomes, with half of each pair coming from the mother and the other half of each pair from the father. Twenty-two of these pairs are non-sex or autosomal chromosomes. The 23rd pair of chromosomes determines sex — a female is XX and a male is XY. When the genetic coding occurs at conception, the mother contributes the X and the father contributes the X or Y chromosomes. If the child is male than the father’s Y chromosome determined that. If the child is female, both the mother and father contribute an X chromosome. That can’t be changed with cosmetic surgery.
So the science says there is no such thing as a "transgender,” a sex-change surgery, or any such configuration. Instead, there’s a cultural battle that has created scarred individuals and casualties who are usually seeking authentic help and answers to problems that create this crisis of identity. Heyer’s book offers real truth, and, we hope, aids others in finding a better path forward.