Transgender Pioneer Rejects Today’s Gender Ideology

One of the first transgender woman who transitioned back to male says he rejects today’s culture of gender ideology.

  • Walt Heyer, one of the first “transgenders” who transitioned nearly four decades ago, denounced the current obsession with gender dysphoria in today’s society.
  • “People who identify this way are struggling with either bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, body dysmorphia, depression, or some underlying comorbid issue,” Heyer said during a recent interview.
  • Heyer transitioned from male to female in the 1980s, after being sexually abused as a kid and childhood trauma from his grandmother that put him in dresses drew him to the decision.
  • “My grandmother was a seamstress making women’s clothing, and she was babysitting me,” Heyer explained. “I became very interested in what she was doing as a 4-year-old kid. I was mesmerized by what my grandma was doing and eventually showed an interest in cross-dressing, at 4 years old. As you know, 4-year-olds are curious about everything.”
  • Heyer explained that his grandmother’s affirmations on how “cute” he looked began to cause emotional and psychological abuse.
  • “I decided that I would go see a gender specialist,” he continued. “Never go to a gender specialist. They will destroy your life. That’s their whole purpose. It destroyed my life.”
  • The former transgender said it wasn’t until he started his degree in psychology at the University of California Santa Cruz he began to understand that no one is born confused about their gender.
  • “We need to stop using the word gender dysphoria, stop using the word transgender, and stop saying transitioning because I haven’t found one person that actually has gender dysphoria,” Heyer said.

“Nobody’s born transgender,” Heyer said. “The truth is transgenders don’t exist. There is no such thing as a transgender.”

  • A poll released in October 2022 revealed that a majority of Americans believe the transgender movement has gone “too far” in its encouragement of minors to pursue gender transitions.
  • The poll, conducted by McLaughlin and Associates for, asked if the voter believed “the transgender movement has gone too far by encouraging underage minors to use drugs and surgery to transition to the opposite sex.”
  • Sixty-five percent of likely voters agreed with the question, while 21 percent disagreed and 14 percent of respondents said they “didn’t know.”
  • “Americans disagree on many issues, but they are united in saying that the transgender movement has gone too far. They overwhelmingly suspect that social media and the medical industry are exploiting children for self-serving financial gain,” said Dr. Jeff Myers, President of
  • “The burning question is, why are so many people silent if they believe the transgender movement is harming kids? What will it take for Americans to overcome the intimidation and say, ‘Enough is enough’?” he asked.