Dozens of trans-regretters now are “out of the closet,” based on their profiles in a new book that disproves the social-agenda claims that a man is a woman if that’s what he says he feels like.
Heyer, as Morabito explains, changed sex surgically and lived as a woman for nearly a decade. He later obtained therapy that helped him recognize trauma during his childhood, which left behind a condition known as dissociative identity disorder.
Understanding that, the report explains, “His gender dysphoria simply vanished. His life as a ‘woman’ all amounted to an attempt to escape reality.”
He regretted not only his surgically changed body, but “the estrangement from his wife and children.”
His book, then, is not a personal story, but a compilation of stories from those trapped in “transmania,” Morabito said.
“They specifically sought out Walt to get some much-needed support. They’ve shared their lonely, surreal experiences falling down the trans rabbit hole, hoping to escape as he did,” she wrote.
Their stories cover childhood traumas that are ignored, therapists who are motivated by the politics of transgenderism, the hasty surgeries sometimes without any counseling at all, and other misdiagnoses.
“Walt wrote ‘Trans Life Survivors,’ he says, because he wants others ‘to catch a glimpse of the raw emotions and experiences of people who are harmed by the grand – and dangerous – experiment of cross-sex hormones and surgical affirming procedures,'” the report said.
The problem isn’t so much the trauma that causes people uncertainty, it’s the societal pressures that gives them only one choice, the report finds.
“Much of their isolation is caused by our society’s slavish obedience to political correctness, which dictates that there is ‘no such thing’ as transgender regret. Even worse, the transgender lobby is making it very difficult for such people to get the counseling they desperately want and need. They’ve set up roadblocks in the form of new laws that virtually ban standard cognitive therapy for people who diagnose themselves with gender dysphoria, particularly those who are undecided about their path or actually regret it after the fact. Any legitimate form of talk therapy – —therapy that allows for real Q-and-A that doesn’t necessarily result in affirmation of gender dysphoria – has been smeared with the label ‘conversion therapy,'” she said.
The Federalist report cites the story of “Billy.”
That’s one of telling a therapist about childhood abuse and being ignored, being told you should have sex-change surgery. Then come the hormones, and various procedures. Then it’s the realization that it didn’t work, and hearing from the “trans lobby” that, “You should have known better, and you’re not really trans anyway, so shut up.”
His “happy ending?”
He de-transitioned and married a woman with children. Heyer himself “fell in love and married an amazing woman. They live a very joyful, rich, and fulfilling spiritual life together as Christians.”
“Only God knows how many regretters Walt has steered away from suicide and towards renewed life,” the report said.
The book profile explains the pressures constantly on to encourage transgenderism, and opposition to anything else.
“The ban on so-called conversion therapy is really a ban on all talk therapy that doesn’t affirm self-diagnosed gender dysphoria. Any therapist who so much as questions a patient’s yearning to be the other sex risks losing his or her license, or worse,” she wrote.
“If the patient has nagging questions, therapists cannot even entertain those questions without putting license and job at risk, since the interpretation of what constitutes ‘conversion therapy’ is so loose. It’s all up to trans activists and their legislative machinery. Psychotherapists are increasingly aware that they are now legally required to play along with each and every self-diagnosed case of gender dysphoria presented to them, or face legal consequences.”
Heyer himself explains, “Regretters going back need people around them to lend strength for the journey – people willing to listen with love, speak healing words, provide emotional, legal and financial assistance and cheer them on to their homecoming.”