The first man to be legally declared “non-binary” has reversed course and successfully petitioned a court to restore his designation as a man after realizing transgender ideology was all a lie.

After beginning to identify as a woman in 2013, James Shupe became a hero of the transgender community for making history by receiving his “non-binary” designation back in 2016. Now, that’s all changed.

In an interview with PJ media, Shupe disclosed all of the problems that taking prescribed cross-sex hormones had on his health. 

“I ended up in the psych ward three times because of hormones. I had blood clots in my eyes because my estrogen levels were 2,585 instead of 200, low bone density, problems controlling my bladder, and emotional instability. Blood tests indicated I was dropping into kidney disease territory for about 18 months, I had chronic dermatology issues and skin reactions to estrogen patches. I passed out on the kitchen floor from Spironolactone,” he said. 

In 2017, Shupe began to realize that he had been duped by gender ideology. In January 2019, he took a big step towards reclaiming his birth sex and drove to a DMV to ask for a new driver’s license that designated him as a male. 

Speaking of another woman, Jones David Hollister, who is currently trying to change her legal designation to non-binary, Shupe said, “I hope that Hollister and all the others are denied the right to change their sex to non-binary because it’s fraud and legal fiction based on pseudoscience. I was indoctrinated to believe that I had this thing called a gender identity and that suppressing it was causing my mental health problems. It was all a lie.”

Prior to being “cancelled” for his decision to live again as a man, The New York Times wrote a profile on him touting his transgenderism. And after being legally declared “non-binary,” Oregon Live immediately hyped the news in a story that paints a glowing picture of transgenderism as “exciting.”

Now, Shupe says the media won’t talk to him. “Not a single Oregon media outlet has been willing to talk to me, let alone report that I’ve reclaimed my birth sex and have denounced gender ideology,” Shupe told PJ Media

Despite the claims of transgender activists, cross-sex hormone therapy causes massive harm to those struggling with gender dysphoria, as James Shupe evidenced. It is not compassionate to treat a psychological problem by attempting to medically transform one’s body. 

In a closing statement to PJ Media, Shupe said, “It’s an incredibly painful thing to walk back a landmark court decision that made you internationally famous and admit the whole thing was based on lies and deceit.” 

Additional Resources:

Focus on the Family: Transgender Resources

New Resource for Parents: “Responding to the Transgender Issue”

When Transgender Issues Enter Your World 

Resources When Your Child Encounters LGBT Ideology at School

Sex Ed Identity Crisis


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