Right off, you need to read the full column in The Daily Signal from Jamie Shupe, who chronicles his long, painful journey through the transgender world. He outlines his childhood history of abuse, how he coasted through the medical community with only one therapist cautioning against transgenderism, and how he finally came back to living the actual truth: that he is now and always will be a biological male. His story is an important one, a story the LGBTQ and far left do not want you to see; that transgenderism harms everyone involved and as we’ve seen over the past few years, society at large.
Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live “authentically as the woman that I have always been,” and had “effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities.”
Thus started Jamie’s rise to fame as the radical LGBTQ left’s poster child to take down convention.
Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female.
Now, I want to live again as the man that I am.
After three years, Jaime was dissatisfied with being a transwoman, which should’ve fired off alarm bells for those treating him. But an agenda was at play, so Jaime became nonbinary with the radical LGBTQ left greasing the runway with KY Jelly. The LGBTQ’s efforts, with Shupe as the pioneer, set in motion many of the radical ideas with no basis in reality, which governs our modern discourse: that gender is on a spectrum, that your truth is THEE truth, and anyone who disagrees with you is a hateful bigot to be shamed and shunned by all. Related: UK Woman Thrown in Jail for Deadnaming a Transgender Online.
But here’s what got all of this started. Jaime has a long history of suffering through abuse.
The nurse practitioner ignored that I have chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, having previously served in the military for almost 18 years. All of my doctors agree on that. Others believe that I have bipolar disorder and possibly borderline personality disorder.
I should have been stopped, but out-of-control, transgender activism had made the nurse practitioner too scared to say no.
Let that last line sink in. Jamie knows, and from what it sounds like wishes he’d been stopped. But activism, out of control activism, rendered medical practitioners frightened of what would happen to them if they said no to his transgender demand.
As a child, I was sexually abused by a male relative. My parents severely beat me. At this point, I’ve been exposed to so much violence and had so many close calls that I don’t know how to explain why I’m still alive. Nor do I know how to mentally process some of the things I’ve seen and experienced.
As we already know from Walt Heyer and others, many transgender people suffered through a childhood trauma. Or several. Meaning wanting to be another gender is a symptom pointing to a larger problem which should be treated, not accommodated.
So Jaime “became a woman” to become what he wanted to be in his mind.
It wasn’t until I came out against the sterilization and mutilation of gender-confused children and transgender military service members in 2017 that LGBT organizations stopped helping me. Most of the media retreated with them.
So it’s all fun and games until you question the agenda of the people helping you. The minute one says “maybe we shouldn’t push hormones on children” that’s when the help stops.
This is the side which promotes tolerance, acceptance, and compassion. But if you question their desire to pump children full of hormones while cutting them up, now there’s a problem.
But the following statement, this is the money shot:
I do not have any disorders of sexual development. All of my sexual confusion was in my head. I should have been treated. Instead, at every step, doctors, judges, and advocacy groups indulged my fiction.
At every step, doctors “indulged my fiction.” This was a man who needed help. No one but one therapist wanted to help him, not “indulge his fiction.” Again, you need to read the full story, it’s eye-opening.
What we, as a society, are doing is indulging the fiction of people who need help. But we are not helping them by going along with their fantasy, we are just delaying and prolonging their suffering. Many transgender and former transgender people, like Jamie here, are screaming at us to wake up. But the LGBTQ zealots are trying to silence them, and us, every step of the way. Threatening our livelihoods if we dare speak up.