EP57: From Transgender to Christian with Walt Heyer - His Story of Overcoming Life & Transgenderism

episode let's talk about fatherlessness episode Jun 05, 2024

We start Season 2 of the Let's Talk About Fatherlessness Show with Former Transgender Walt Heyer, who had a very hard childhood with abuse, confusion, and molestation. His childhood led him down a path of adult confusion that included 8 years as a transgender "woman."



Walt Heyer, born October 25, 1940, is an American author, activist, and speaker who underwent gender reassignment and lived for eight years as a trans woman before detransitioning in 1991.

Heyer was born in 1940 in Los Angeles to Charles and Mary Heyer. As a child, his grandmother, "Mamie," made him a purple dress. When his parents discovered this, they would supervise all his visits, and his father hit him. His uncle would sexually abuse him. After what he described as a misdiagnosis of gender dysphoria, Walt Heyer underwent gender reassignment surgery and lived for eight years as a woman named Laura Jensen before detransitioning. His experience led him to support the view "that transgender people often experience regret after transitioning, arguing that what transgender people actually need is 'psychiatric or psychological help.' In a 2020 video, Heyer described the source of his gender confusion as "being cross-dressed, being disciplined with a hardwood floor plank, and being sexually molested."

To learn more about Walt and his ministry, visit

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