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6 Child Abuse Victims Who Grew to Reject the Transgender 'Bullsh*t'

As the transgender craze continues to grow, more and more people are discovering that they've been sold a bill of goods. After "transitioning" from one gender to another, people begin to reverse the process and "detransition." PJ Media spoke with Walt Heyer, a man who identified as a woman for eight years, who has helped "literally thousands" rediscover their birth sex after living as transgender. One famous former transgender described transgenderism as "bullish*t."

"In the ten years or so that I've worked with people, 100 percent — every single last one of them — has had some kind of event — traumatic, painful, horrible, some sexual, some physical, some emotional — happen to them, sometime between the ages of 4 and 15, that caused them to not want to be who they are," Heyer told PJ Media.

Due to this trauma, "they elected to identify as a transgender as a way to escape the horrible pain and discomfort that they had early in life."

Affirmation is a central component in transgender identity. "Once you begin to affirm somebody at a young age, you can confuse them about who they are," he explained. "If we don't affirm them, in all likelihood they will grow out of their desire to change genders by adulthood."

"If we look at the evidence, we're actually manufacturing transgender kids by affirming them and giving them makeup," he said. Worse, this often papers over deep psychological trauma, and the LGBT movement insists these people don't need therapy.

Heyer said he has worked with all classes of people — Iranians, Muslims, Catholics, Jews, even atheists. "People detransition because they're sick and tired of being sick and tired of being transgender," he said.

Heyer has not kept an exact count of the number of people he has helped detransition, but he estimated that "there are literally thousands." He launched a website called SexChangeRegret, which gets "upwards of 350,000 views in a year." Even so, he estimated that he has probably only helped a tiny percentage of those attempting to detransition.

"There's a lot of people out there who are desperate to get help," Heyer said. "The LGBT activists are not going to help them."

He also noted that it is "more difficult to detransition than to transition," for a whole host of reasons.

Heyer told PJ Media the stories of six formerly transgender people, to illustrate the difficulties of detransitioning, and to make it clear that therapy in general — not to be confused with so-called "conversion therapy" — is a good and helpful thing, not something to be discouraged.

1. Walt Heyer.

When Walt was 4 years old, his grandmother started cross-dressing him. Later, his dad's adopted brother started molesting him. Internally, he started identifying as a girl, and he fought this identity for the rest of his life. At 42 years old, after he had married and had children, he divorced his wife and "came out" as a woman. He took hormones and had surgery, living as a woman for 8 years.