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Benjamin A. Boyce vs. transgender people

Benjamin Boyce is an American YouTuber who promotes alt-right and intellectual dark web viewpoints, with a special focus on gender critical anti-transgender movements. Boyce is a key promoter of the ex-transgender movement.

Note: For the British musical artist born in 1968, see


Benjamin Arthur Boyce was born on July 7, 1976 in Ukiah, California to Dan and Teresa Boyce. Boyce grew up in a religious household. Boyce’s family moved frequently around California, living in Milpitas, San Jose, Loomis, and Rocklin. Boyce’s parents met in Bible college and reportedly came under the influence of a charismatic minister named Gordon, who had been paralyzed after being shot. The families under Gordon’s control were split up. Teresa was given to another family, and Dan inherited two “spiritual children” from the minors who were part of other families. At 14 Boyce reportedly became “intensely sexual.”

Boyce’s family eventually left the group, and they were shunned. Dan went to a seminary school in Chicago while Benjamin remained behind in Rockland to complete high school, staying with a family that was part of their church.

Boyce attended Covenant Bible College in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, a vocational Bible college which has since closed. Boyce then moved to Chicago in 1995. Boyce’s parents then took over a church in Fresno, California, and Boyce remained in Chicago until age 24. Boyce moved many times looking for a church, eventually moving to Portland. Boyce has been involved in Subud, “a direct spiritual experience of the soul being reawakened by the power of God.”

Boyce got a job at a preschool and would write at night. Boyce is also an aspiring children’s entertainer who has recorded and performed under the names Benjamin, Benzo, Benjamin Arthur, and Benjamin Ampersand.

In 2010 Boyce released the album Scariously, which includes songs like “(I Have Had An) Accident,” about a young child accidentally defecating and then removing soiled clothes.

In 2011, Boyce released the album Wildling under the name Benjamin Arthur. In 2012, Boyce released the EP Combustible Sundress, and in 2013 released the EP confessions of a headless man under the name Eo Ipso. In 2013, Boyce self-published the book Iconogasms under the banner of Critically Othersuch Press.

Boyce attended Evergreen State College from 2013 to 2017 and witnessed a major conflict involving the school’s progressive faction that led to the resignations of professors Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, members of the so-called intellectual dark web. Boyce began commenting about conservative politics following those experiences.

Boyce was an elementary school bus driver for the Griffin School District in Washington State from 2017 to 2020. During that time Boyce founded Othersuch Constructs LLC, which lasted from 2017 to 2018.

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In 2018, Boyce began a series of interviews with gender critical figures. The show is alternately called “Calmversations” or “The Boyce of Reason.” Despite the show’s relaxed tone, Boyce’s guests are often strident critics of progressive aspects of the trans rights movement.

The guest list below is still being organized and updated.

The ex-trans movement

Conservative sex and gender minorities / transmedicalists

Gender critical feminists and activists

Parental rights

  • “ROGD Mom”

Artists and entertainers

Gender critical people in other areas of public life


  • Sinead & Helena
  • Skylar & Joy
  • Daniel Stange
  • Mars
  • Alex Kaschuta
  • Emily
  • “A Woman”
  • Ash and Raphael

Sex-segregated sports

Masculinity/men’s rights, etc.

  • Greg Ellis (activist)
  • Logan McCree (Philip Tanzer)
  • Bo Winegard (psychologist/men’s rights)
  • Jonathan Pageau (religious activist)
  • Jack Murphy (activist)

Media appearances

Selected podcast appearances

  • The Podcast of the Lotus Eaters (2021)
  • TRIGGERnometry (2021)
  • Chatting with Candice (2020)

Interview (2022)

Gender: A Wider Lens with Sasha Ayad and Stella O’Malley (November 11, 2021)

Interview (2021)


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