Regret and the “ex-transgender” movement

Sometimes a person who made a change in gender identity or gender expression will make more changes later. Most people see gender changes on spectrum. A few see them as a binary.

In rare cases, a person who has regret decides to get money or attention by joining the “ex-trans” movement and pushing to restrict access to trans health services.

Some notable “ex-trans” people include:

  • Walt Heyer
  • Jerry Leach
  • Hacsi Horvath
  • Rene Jax
  • James Shupe

Media bias

People who express regret are vastly overrepresented in the media. They are often presented the way “ex-gays” used to be presented.

Political strategy

The ex-trans movement focuses on these controversial concepts:


  • Typically used for children.


  • Typically used for adults.