※、真實案例

 案例A 

英國健兒女變男:性別像被人偷走

以下內容取自
ETtoday新聞雲
2015-08-12 國際中心/綜合報導
 
原文網址:https://goo.gl/kU6QM2
https://goo.gl/uhZ1q1(英文)

造化弄人!家住英國的男子霍利迪(Joel Holliday),1988年出生時就罹患罕見的「泄殖腔外翻」(cloacal exstrophy),導致他尿道和消化道無法完全合攏,難以判定確切的性別。醫生進行多方研判後,認為嬰孩是男生的機率較大,因此建議父母把他當男孩扶養,接著…

《Lincolnshire Echo》報導,由於從小性徵就不明顯,這對父母只好細心地照顧孩子,甚至中間還因醫生誤判,讓他經歷一段「由男變女」的時期,名字也從Joel改成Joella;值得一提的是,「改變性別」在當時的英國不被廣泛接受,孩子的母親因此四處奔走,請求媒體和社會名流協助,終於在Joella九歲那年,他在法律上的性別成為了女性。

在這段過程中,Joella飽受同學欺負,在學校還常被人亂掀裙子。然而到了青春期,Joella發現自己比較喜歡足球和車,而且對女生有莫名好感;被這些問題困擾已久的他,終於在25歲找了一位研究荷爾蒙的專家進行檢查,經過幾周等待,Joella才發現自己是個男生,因為染色體的排列證明了一切。

「這一切讓我很驚訝,我真的是個男人!」Joella如此說道,並在隨後將名字改回Joel。他對媒體表示,自己的性別先前好像被人偷走一般,如今終於又找回來了;他除了開始攝取睪酮素,也向外科醫生預約塑造人造器官的手術,希望自己的生活能快快步上正軌。


 

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案例B 

美奧運金牌國手變性登雜誌封面女郎

以下內容取自
關鍵評論
2015-06-02 
  
原文網址:https://goo.gl/8YD5AF

       曾締造奧運男子十項全能世界紀錄的美國國手布魯斯詹納(Bruce Jenner)變性成為女兒身後,6月1日公布新名凱特琳(Caitlyn),還秀出性感的雜誌封面照,照片由曾為女星黛咪摩爾(Demi Moore)拍攝懷孕大肚照的著名攝影師安妮.萊柏維茲(Annie Leibovitz)親自操刀。受到各界激賞。

       法新社報導,65歲的凱特琳.詹納今天高調亮相,受到LGBT(男女同志、雙性戀者以及跨性別者)團體和許多支持者熱烈歡迎,她的家人,包括前繼女實境秀女星金卡戴珊(Kim Kardashian)也表示力挺。



       NOWnews報導,原來詹納早在8、9歲時,就會趁家人不在,偷穿母親或姊妹的衣服,他說:「我當時也不知道為什麼我會這樣做,只知道這會使我感覺良好。」詹納在當時就感覺到了自己與他人不同,但由於時代的社會氛圍限制,他只能孤單地承受這一切,延續著謊言。

       蘋果報導,詹納1949年10月出生在紐約市郊,曾在1976年贏得奧運十項全能金牌。他曾三度結婚,最後一次迎娶了金卡戴珊的母親克莉絲(Kris),並隨同出現在卡戴珊家人的實境秀節目中。詹納於去年12月再次離婚,4月在電視訪問中宣布變性,成為美國至今公開變性身份者中最具名氣的人。而詹納變性的決定獲前妻和子女支持,讓他決定勇於公開變性的「秘密」。

       中央社報導,根據金氏世界紀錄網站貼文,凱特琳.詹納的推特(Twitter)帳號今天只花4小時又3分鐘就累積100萬追蹤者,不僅刷新世界紀錄,也打破最近才啟用個人推特帳號的美國總統歐巴馬紀錄。歐巴馬官方帳號@POTUS日前花了4小時30分累積100萬粉絲,今天的粉絲人數已經來到254萬人。

       《浮華世界》(Vanity Fair)公布7月號封面後,凱特琳詹納在推特上發出第1則推文:「經過這麼久的掙扎,我好開心終於能夠活出真實的自己。」她還說:「歡迎來到這個世界,凱特琳。等不及讓你好好認識她(我)。」她在封面照中頂著一頭棕色卷髮,身穿米白色低胸連身衣,女人味十足。

       東網報導,封面照一出即獲得多位樂壇巨星留言力撐,百變天后Lady Gaga更感謝凱特琳成為所有人生命的一部分,並以身作則去改變人類的思想。而女兒凱莉.詹納(Kylie Jenner)和金卡戴珊等亦大讚她漂亮。另外,有指Bruce沒有選用K字為首的新名字,是想與Kardashian家族劃清界線。她在《浮華世界》中的模樣,有不少人認為「撞臉」女星潔西卡蘭芝(Jessica Lange)。

       凱特琳.詹納在《浮華世界》網站公布的影片中說:「布魯斯總是得說謊,總是活在謊言裡。他每天都有祕密,從早到晚。」她說:「凱特琳沒有任何祕密。」

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案例C 

變性手術八年過後,他決定再次變回男性

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       Walt Heyer曾是公司主管,擁有幸福婚姻與兩個孩子,但他在42 歲那年決定進行變性手術,生理上擁有女性的乳房,也接受女性荷爾蒙治療,並改名為Laura Jenson。然而,他逐漸發現,外觀上雖然如願成為「女性」,但仍無法滿足空虛的內心,他的痛苦其實是深植於內心的幼年期創傷。八年過後,他決定再次變回男性。Walt Heyer指出,有些人聲稱變換性別如同變換衣服或髮色一樣,這是非常可怕的。Walt Heyer現在是一位作家和演說家,並在各地保護想要改變性別的人,以及已經進行變性手術而感到後悔的人。

以下內容取自
WORLD MAGAZINE
2017-01-24
  
原文網址:https://goo.gl/tEhysm(英文)
Walt Heyer and Ana Samuel: Rethinking Transgenderism(演講影片)
https://goo.gl/mGGBW8

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Walt Heyer and Ana Samuel: Rethinking Transgenderism(演講影片)
https://goo.gl/mGGBW8

 

 

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https://goo.gl/tEhysm(英文)

Walt’s story
Walt Heyer is a man again, and he has a manly purpose: protect the vulnerable from the transgender movement
by Sophia Lee                                                  Post Date: March 30, 2017 - Issue Date: April 15, 2017

Walt’s story

Walt’s story
Walt Heyer

Laura, Laura, can you hear me?”

The surgical nurse’s call was the first thing Walt Heyer heard when he opened his eyes. He felt a strange jolt: She called him Laura. Laura Jensen, not Walter James Heyer, his birth name. Despite the post-surgery fog, Heyer/Jensen drew in a sharp intake of euphoria: Finally, at age 42, he did it! Finally, he felt free from the guilt, shame, and confusion, saddled over decades of cross-dressing. Surgical tools had fixed nature’s mistake: He was now a she, and Walt was an ugly past.

Those were Heyer’s thoughts in April 1983 while lying at a 70-bed hospital in Trinidad, Colo., then known as the “Sex-Change Capital of the World.” He had already undergone breast and butt implants, removed his facial hair through painful electrolysis, and shaved his nose into a pixielike one. With a smear of lipstick and a form-flattering outfit over his petite frame, Heyer could almost “pass” for a woman.

But it wasn’t long before Heyer realized he would never completely be a woman. So what was he? At first, Heyer was bewildered: He had done everything the experts had recommended. Why was he still troubled? Familiar companions—depression, distress, and unrest—crawled back. He had blown $50,000 on multiple surgeries—and in the process, lost his 17-year-long marriage, a high-paying career, and irreplaceable organs. That he had lost everything to a gross, permanent mistake horrified him: Oh God, what had he done?

In all appearances, Walt Heyer grew up a normal, healthy guy in Los Angeles, but inside he wrestled an invisible female personality named Christal who sought dominion over his male self.

Christal birthed when he was a little boy twirling in a purple chiffon evening dress that Grandma Mamy had sewn for him. That kid saw the approval in Grandma’s eyes and compliments—something he so longed for from his own parents. By age 6, Heyer lay in bed wondering what it would be like as a girl. Grandma Mamy’s private fashion show “planted that seed” in him, then sexual abuse from his uncle twisted young Heyer’s mind further. The more pain he felt, the more he retreated into an imaginary world, where he fantasized about white gowns and motherhood.

    ‘Being a girl was where I got the adulation, all the things I desired. I felt loved, cared for. … People don’t realize how powerful that is, what an influence it has on young people.’

Gradually, that fantasy became an obsession: “Being a girl was where I got the adulation, all the things I desired. I felt loved, cared for. … People don’t realize how powerful that is, what an influence it has on young people.”

He soon began cross-dressing in private, borrowing his mother’s clothes and even digging up blouses from his neighbors’ trash. The more he dressed as a girl, the more he wished he were female. That impossible wish seemed possible when Christine Jorgensen—the first transgender celebrity in America—splashed across headlines and TV screens. For the first time Heyer, then 15, found his label as a transgender: “Wow, that’s me! This is so cool; this is who I am!”

Fred Morgan/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images
 

Fred Morgan/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images

Christine Jorgensen (Fred Morgan/NY Daily News Archive via Getty Images)

Six years later, Heyer became engaged to a woman (many transgenders are not homosexual). One day, he invited her to his apartment, then walked out of his bedroom wearing a red skirt and blouse. His young fiancée cocked an eyebrow and said, “We’ll work through it.”

Heyer married in 1962, hoping marriage would “fix” his issue, whatever it was. It didn’t. He and his wife had a daughter and a son, but that didn’t cure him either. He soon began drinking harder and frequenting transvestite-friendly bars in full feminine getup. Someone at a bar referred Heyer to Paul Walker, a psychologist and founding president of an organization now known as the World Professional Association for Transgender Health (WPATH). A mere three sessions later, Walker diagnosed Heyer with gender dysphoria and recommended surgery.

Heyer sneaked up to Colorado for the operation with world-renowned sex-change surgeon Stanley Biber. But the day before surgery, he panicked and backed out. Heyer then confessed to his wife what he had almost done. It was a cry for help, but his wife, fed up, filed for divorce. Heyer’s daughter stopped talking to him, while his confused teenage son continued to meet him but one day blurted: “I wish you had cancer. At least then I can tell people what’s wrong with you.”

By then Christal, the little girl in young Heyer’s head, had morphed into Andrea, who wasn’t content with cross-dressing. She wanted surgery.

A year after his divorce, Heyer once again gained approval from Walker to undergo sex-reassignment surgery. This time, he went through with it. He’d already lost his family—what more did he have to lose?

Plenty more, he soon learned: His company terminated his employment. He blew his six-month severance pay on more cosmetic surgeries, hormone therapy, and child support.

He slid back into drinking, and each night, he cried himself to sleep, deeply depressed, suicidal, and isolated. Then one day in 1985, a Christian counselor connected Heyer to a pastor’s family willing to try to help him.

Heyer wore a snug red sweater, bright red lipstick, and matching nail polish the day he knocked on the door of Roy and Bonita Thompson’s house in Pleasanton, Calif. “Well, this is obviously going to be interesting,” Roy Thompson remembers thinking, but Heyer stayed nine months and won the entire family with his kindness and quirky humor.

Steve Craft
Walter Heyer today. (Steve Craft)

Meanwhile, Heyer’s two selves warred inside him. The Thompsons never knew who would walk out of the bedroom each day—Walt or Laura—and constantly mixed up the pronouns. One Fuller Seminary–trained counselor, flummoxed by Heyer’s gender flip-flopping, advised him “to curse Walt and bless Laura.” Another therapist assured Heyer that surgery had been the right treatment for him. Just give it time, she advised.

Nobody knew how to help, but some knew God could. A pastor and two staff women of Central Peninsula Church in Foster City, Calif., gathered a team of about 30 people who committed to loving Heyer through prayers and financial support. In return, Heyer wrote his support team weekly prayer letters detailing his struggles. Heyer’s life soon revolved around church, AA meetings, and work.

The day Heyer decided to return to church as Walt, the pastor invited Heyer onstage to testify. The entire congregation stood up and applauded. “It was spellbinding,” recalled Pat Portman, the woman who connected Heyer to his support team. “It was the story of a broken, broken, broken life redeemed by God Almighty.”

Detransitioning to Walt was messy, but Heyer received multiple confirmations that he had made the right choice. Walker, the therapist who had approved his surgery, wrote Heyer an apology: “In approving sex reassignment surgery, I had seen too many cases of post-surgical regret. ... I assure you that I share, as best I can, some of your pain that this mistake has caused you.” That singular word—“mistake”—shook Heyer to his core.

Later, multiple therapists diagnosed Heyer as having dissociative disorder—also known as multiple personality disorder, characterized by disconnection from one’s identity as a defense mechanism against psychological trauma. A flood of emotions besieged him: He was livid, then crushed, then gasping from panic attacks. But slowly, he made the steps to recover: He quit his job, temporarily moved back with the Thompsons, and daily met with a psychotherapist who specialized in dissociative disorders.

Once, as his psychotherapist prayed out loud for him, Heyer saw a vision of a white-robed Jesus scooping him up into His arms and saying, “You are now safe with me forever.” Heyer pinpoints that moment as his turning point.

Handout
Walter Heyer previously as a woman. (Handout)

Today, Heyer’s birth records once again identify him as Walt Heyer, male. He no longer cross-dresses or drinks. He even met a tech geek named Kaycee who in 1997 became his second wife. After months of friendship, Heyer asked Kaycee whether she minded that he had a broken body. She said, “Everybody’s broken. You’re just broken on the outside, Walt.”

But some things cannot be restored. Even now, Heyer breaks down into tears when he remembers his family. “I was so selfish to my ex-wife and kids,” he said, then paused to control his spilling tears. “I would give ... I would give anything. Anything to change that.”

Heyer watched the public fawning over Bruce Jenner’s transition to Caitlyn with horror and grief: “The media is lying through their teeth, glorifying it, glamorizing it. Not one word of caution, not one word about the prevalence of suicide among transgenders!” He knew from experience how such publicity can affect young minds.

Now 76, Heyer will never need a razor or get his male organs back, but he acts and looks like a man, and spreading awareness about transgender regret has become his full-time job. He has written books and articles and spoken at churches, universities, and conferences, and he runs a website, sexchangeregret.com.

He knows he is fighting a powerful, well-funded LGBT narrative, but he also knows he’s not alone: He says he’s received thousands of “heart-wrenching, desperate” emails from people who also regret having sex-change surgery. “God has prepared me to speak out at this time for this purpose,” he said. “No matter how painful it’s been, I’m serving God in this way.”  —Sophia Lee

–Also in this series on transgenderism: “Suffer the children” / “Sounding the alarm”

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