Walt Heyer is an author and public speaker with a passion to help others who regret gender change. Through his website and his blog, Heyer raises public awareness about the incidence of regret and the tragic consequences suffered as a result. Heyer was a senior executive of a major car company and had sex-change surgery in 1983, at the age of forty-two. After initial euphoria, he gradually discovered, within a few years, that it did not cure his deep-seated psychological problems. Heyer came to realize that his desire to be a woman had come from early childhood trauma when his grandmother had dressed him like a girl, and his stepfather had sexually abused him. Now he maintains there is no such thing as a transgender individual.
Heyer’s story can be read in novel form in Kid Dakota and The Secret at Grandma’s House and in his autobiography, A Transgender’s Faith, originally named Trading My Sorrows.
- Kid Dakota and the Secret at Grandma's House is a novel based on a true story, author Walt Heyer powerfully places the reader in the life of a boy growing up in Los Angeles in the 1940s.
- A Transgender's Faith courageously challenges political correctness and the gender change activists who say "Transgenders are born that way" by daring to share the powerful testimony of one man's faith and restoration to his birth gender.
- Paper Genders — A fresh perspective on the medical treatment for gender identity issues, combining well-researched facts with personal accounts. Exposes and debunks the promises of gender change surgery and shines a light on the suicides and dissatisfaction that the advocates would prefer to keep hidden.
- Gender, Lies and Suicide — Transgenders undergo hormone injections and irreversible surgeries in a desperate effort to feel better, yet they attempt and commit suicide at an alarming rate, even after treatment. Walt digs into the issues behind transgender suicide and shares some heart-wrenching letters from those who regret the decision to change genders.
- Austin Ruse (2017). Fake Science: Exposing the Left's Skewed Statistics, Fuzzy Facts, and Dodgy Data. Regnery Publishing, 28–9.
- Walt Heyer. Public School LGBT Programs Don't Just Trample Parental Rights. They Also Put Kids at Risk. The Witherspoon Institute. Retrieved on 3 Feb 2018. “Walt Heyer is ...”
- Kid Dakota and the Secret at Grandma's House. Retrieved on 3 Feb 2018.