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Transgender Person Writes Thoughts on Trump's Military Ban

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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:11 PM
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I Was Once Transgender. Why I Think Trump Made the Right Decision for the Military.
dailysignal.com...

By Walt Heyer




I think he made the right decision—and as someone who lived as trans-female for several years, I should know.

When I discovered Congress voted earlier this month to not block funding for transgender-related hormone therapies and sex change surgeries, I wondered if it considered how devastating this will be to the fitness, readiness, and morale of our combat-ready troops.

In July, the House of Representatives voted down Missouri Republican Rep. Vicky Hartzler’s amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act, which would have banned the military from funding such treatments.

Paying for transition-related surgeries for military service members and their families is beyond comprehensible.

Perhaps they have forgotten that our military was forged to be the world’s strongest fighting force, not a government-funded, politically correct, medical sex change clinic for people with gender dysphoria.

Gender dysphoria, the common diagnosis for one who feels at odds with his or her birth gender, develops from prolonged anxiety and depression. People are not born that way.

The “proof” for a diagnosis of gender dysphoria is having strongly held feelings—but feelings can and often do change over time.

The military is expected to prepare its members in warfare: to kill, destroy, and break our enemies. The most important factors in preparing a strong military are not hormone therapy, surgical sex changes, or politically correct education.

We need psychologically fit, emotionally sound, highly trained troops to protect our nation from its enemies.

While countless homeless vets are currently sleeping under cardboard boxes, or waiting for life-saving care from the Department of Veterans Affairs, we learn that transgender military recruits now qualify for preferential coverage for sex change procedures that are scientifically unproven and extremely costly.

I myself was fully sex-reassigned from male to female, and eventually came to accept my birth gender.

I have over 70 years of firsthand life experience, eight years of living as a woman, 20 years of researching the topic, and 12 years of helping others who, like me, found that transitioning and reassignment surgery failed to be proper treatment and want to restore their lives to their birth gender.

Costly, but Not Effective

Transitioning can be expensive—up to $130,000 per person for numerous body-mutilating and cosmetic procedures over many months (or years) to fashion the body to appear as the opposite sex.

Yet, no matter how skilled the surgeon, or how much money is spent, it is biologically impossible to change a man into a woman or a woman into a man. The change is only cosmetic.

The medical community continues to recommend this radical “treatment” in the absence of scientific evidence that people are better off in the long run. This population attempts suicide at a rate of 40 percent.

Even after the full surgical change, they attempt to end their lives, or tragically succeed.

Over 60 percent of this diverse population suffer from co-existing mental disorders. Consider Bradley Manning (now Chelsea Manning), a former Army soldier who was so psychologically and emotionally unbalanced that he stole confidential documents from the military and forwarded them to WikiLeaks.



The Military Is a Fighting Force, Not a Gender Clinic

The military should not provide sex change surgery.

Some service members will come to regret having undergone the surgery and will want to detransition. Where will the military be then? Will the military pay for the sex change reversal procedure, too?

Failed “sex change surgeries” are not uncommon and will drive up the cost to care for the military transgender population above the projected $3-4 billion 10-year cost.

Beyond the financial cost, there’s the question of the service member’s military readiness during their transition or detransition, as the process often comes with a great deal of anxiety and emotional instability.

I know of many who have struggled to adapt to the new gender role for years after reassignment surgery.

In my view, as a former trans-female who works every day with regretters, allowing the military to pay for sex change surgeries will make a mockery of the U.S. military.

Advocates are relentless in their pursuit of making others, via the government and insurance companies, cover the cost of sex change procedures.

If the military had been forced to pay, the advocates would have used this as leverage to press every other entity—both government and commercial—to pay for sex change surgeries as well.

As a person who lived the transgender life for eight years, I can attest that assisting, affirming, or paying for hormone therapies and genital mutilation surgeries would not have strengthened our military. They would only have brought adverse long-term consequences, both for individuals and for our armed forces as a whole.


This was the first story I have read about a TG person agreeing with Trump. So in a couple threads already here on ATS where we are having debate wars about what is or isn't politcally correct about having TG in the military, well, you just read about it from this source.

So to all those SJW for the LGBT community, lesson learned from those who are brave enough to tell it how it really is.



And I agree with Trup as well.

edit on 26-7-2017 by Skywatcher2011 because: added author and picture

edit on 26-7-2017 by Skywatcher2011 because: added two more pictures



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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:14 PM
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Stop it!!!!

This doesn't fit the agenda......




posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:15 PM
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This is the perspective of one person out of millions! This person isn't the end all be all! There is no proof that this person is even actually real. It reads more of a professional hit piece! And I disagree with Trump.


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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:16 PM
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originally posted by: Stevenjames15
This is the perspective of one person out of millions! This person isn't the end all be all! There is no proof that this person is even actually real. It reads more of a professional hit piece! And I disagree with Trump.


Read about Walt Heyer...he is real. I just added author note and picture.


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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:17 PM
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originally posted by: Stevenjames15
This is the perspective of one person out of millions! This person isn't the end all be all! There is no proof that this person is even actually real. It reads more of a professional hit piece! And I disagree with Trump.


Great so you disagree. Care to share your personal experience on your gender reassignment? How do you feel? Is the new equipment working out as planned?


I wait with baited breath to hear your personal story!!!




posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: Stevenjames15

One trans perspective out of an estimated 700,000 trans people.

This is just one opinion in a small group of people.
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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: GuidedKill

Rag muncher vs toilet plunger....ding ding ding!



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:18 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

Bully for him. He does not speak for all trans people. He does not speak for MOST trans people.


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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: Skywatcher2011

Bully for him. He does not speak for all trans people. He does not speak for MOST trans people.


And neither do you if that's the case.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:19 PM
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originally posted by: Stevenjames15
This is the perspective of one person out of millions! This person isn't the end all be all! There is no proof that this person is even actually real. It reads more of a professional hit piece! And I disagree with Trump.


The right-wing loves to use "token examples"...

They did the SAME thing during the 2016 campaign.... They paraded out a FEW minorities that were "Pro-Trump"...

"See! Look! We have minority support!"

When you have to intentionally prop up and parade EXAMPLES...you probably DON'T have the support you CLAIM...

It would be like Democrats elevating ONE single 2nd Amendment candidate.


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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:21 PM
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originally posted by: kaylaluv
a reply to: Skywatcher2011

Bully for him. He does not speak for all trans people. He does not speak for MOST trans people.

I have over 70 years of firsthand life experience, eight years of living as a woman, 20 years of researching the topic, and 12 years of helping others who, like me, found that transitioning and reassignment surgery failed to be proper treatment and want to restore their lives to their birth gender


Apparently their are others and he has spent over a decade helping them....But I'm sure it's just this guy....




posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:39 PM
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The opinions of hundreds of thousands of other members of the trans community...or one singular individual who often seeks publicity, has his own religious ministry and Is affiliated with the site sexchangeregret.com that is filled with faulty 'evidence' and 'research' that provides the pushing of an agenda that is both dated and very limited within its perspective regarding religion and the anti-trans movement....

Hmm...not sure which is the better choice...



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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originally posted by: ReyaPhemhurth
The opinions of hundreds of thousands of other members of the trans community...


....are still in TG-MK Ultra brainwashed mode....
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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:40 PM
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a reply to: kaylaluv

Open your mind and let opposing views in kayla. Look at it objectively without dismissing it before hand, It's the only way to have an honest discussion.

It won't kill you..



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:43 PM
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a reply to: Skywatcher2011

He admitted he isn't a transgender person so he doesn't speak for the transgender community.


Heyer's experience isn't reflective of the experiences of the overwhelming majority of transgender people; he even admits that he was "misdiagnosed" and was actually suffering with "a dissociative disorder that required talk therapy, not surgery." His views about transitioning aren't rooted in research or medical expertise. 

www.mediamatters.org...
Sorry.



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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

What exactly allows someone to speak for the trans community?


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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:44 PM
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a reply to: ReyaPhemhurth

Here we go again with the " he's religious.. therefore can't be trusted" crap.
We are only to trust Reya's " peer reviewed " sources on transgender regret.🙄

I think Walt had some interesting points to make , with alot of commom sense to them.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:45 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Deaf Alien

What exactly allows someone to speak for the trans community?


A true transgender person of course.



posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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a reply to: Deaf Alien

This only proves the point I've been trying to bring to light for quite some time now..

Do I need to reiterate it, or do you got it now?


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posted on Jul, 26 2017 @ 01:47 PM
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originally posted by: Deaf Alien

originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Deaf Alien

What exactly allows someone to speak for the trans community?


A true transgender person of course.


But I thought there were transgender people who don't get the surgery? As many people on ATS have already pointed out in other threads.....

You can't have it both ways...
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