McGuinness: Heyer cut through trans rhetoric, presented truth with love

by Renee McGuinness

Walt Heyer, de-transitioner and international speaker on the risks and complications of so-called ‘gender-affirming care’, presented truth with love at Vergennes Union High School that pierced through rhetoric from individualsorganizations, and media that hosting such an event at a public school is hateful and dangerous.

Video of Walt Heyer live presentation last Tuesday to Vermont Parents Rights in Education in Vergennes

Pro-trans activist leaders and ideologists portray themselves to be open and accepting of diverse people and opinions, simultaneously disregarding Walt’s own lived experience, while members of ANWSD administration and school board have determined themselves to be the arbiter of the entire community’s values.

Heyer presented several key points: 1) terminology was changed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) from ‘gender identity disorder’ to ‘gender dysphoria’ in 2013, making hormones and surgeries accessible without requiring therapists to determine the necessity of medical and surgical treatments through an identifiable diagnosis; 2) Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) can cause trauma that affects identity during brain development, which requires a focus on mental health, and that parents are best equipped to work with therapists to identify and treat causes of trauma in their own children; 3) an extensive list of side effects and complications from hormone blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgeries; and 4) Sweden – a pioneer of ‘gender-affirming care’ – has medical records on everyone in that country, and found that the suicide rate is nineteen times higher ten years after transitioning.

Much of the information Heyer presented can be found through links on his website, sexchangeregret.

The most encouraging part of the evening was seeing three individuals  from the concurring Pride Joy protest among the 105 in attendance, taking in Walt’s presentation. I could not perceive their reactions but was grateful for their presence, as were other attendees. Most likely they heard facts about so-called gender-affirming care that they had never heard before – facts that were delivered with much care and concern. Hopefully, they will disperse the truth to others who were unnecessarily afraid to attend.

The author, a Monkton resident, is affiliated with Vermont Family Alliance.

Categories: Commentary

5 replies »

  1. I survived the horror of what “FDA Approved” drugs can do to children. People are appallingly ignorant of the obvious dangers.

  2. “People” are a lot of things. I’m reminded of a movie quote, “A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it. Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew the Earth was the center of the universe. Five hundred years ago, everybody knew the Earth was flat, and fifteen minutes ago, you knew that humans were alone on this planet. Imagine what you’ll know tomorrow.”

    But what the last three years has taught me is that people like to be afraid, don’t like to think for themselves and don’t like to be uncomfortable and will accept any stupid thing to avoid having to think for themselves, be uncomfortable or do any difficult thing.

    People disappoint me. A lot.

    • I agree 100% and would add if they can see that you’re not scared or wanting to conform, they don’t like it.

  3. “Culture is not your friend. Culture is for other peoples’ convenience and the convenience of various institutions, churches, companies, tax collection schemes, what have you. It is not your friend. It insults you. It disempowers you. It uses and abuses you. None of us are well-treated by culture.” […] But the culture is a perversion. It fetishizes objects. It creates consumer mania. It preaches endless forms of false happiness, endless forms of false understanding in the form of squirrelly religions and silly cults. It invites people to diminish themselves and dehumanize themselves by behaving like machines.” Terence McKenna

  4. My initial premise is that there is room in this world for everyone.

    Second premise is …..Stop putting your orientation in my face and I will not put mine in yours’–whatever that may be.

    i {most} did not care what you were before you came out and felt the need to have a continual dialog about this accomplishment, BUT, we do care about the continual diatribe we are being subjected to on a near continuous basis.

    I had no idea i as such a hateful, ill -informed person till I was reminded. Thanks a bunch.