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Heather Heying vs. transgender people

Heather Heying is an American biologist and anti-transgender activist.


Heather Elizabeth Heying was born in April 26, 1969 and grew up in Los Angeles.

Heying earned a bachelor’s degree from University of California at Santa Cruz and a doctorate from University of Michigan

Heying is married to biologist Bret Samuel Weinstein (born February 21, 1969). They both taught at Evergreen State College until resigning during 2017 campus protests involving race. Weinstein had criticized the protests, which became a right-wing fixation for several months. Weinstein and Heying resigned and sued the school for $3.8 million, ultimately settling for $250,000 each.

Anti-transgender activism

Heying is a major figure in anti-transgender activism.


Heying, Heather (May 29, 2022). I Am a Woman. And a Biologist. Natural Selections

Heying, Heather (March 7, 2023). Me, She, He, They: Reality vs. Identity in the 21st Century. Natural Selections

Weinstein, Bret (May 30, 2017). The Campus Mob Came for Me—and You, Professor, Could Be NextWall Street Journal

Mikkelsen, Drew (May 27, 2017). Professor told he’s not safe on campus after college protests. KING-TV

Abspegman (September 18, 2017). Evergreen settles with Weinstein, professor at the center of campus protestsThe Olympian


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