In 2016, Jamie Shupe became an LGBT hero after he was legally declared a “nonbinary person” by an Oregon judge. He was the first American to ever achieve such status.
Fast forward just three years later and Shupe is now renouncing his “sham” of a life and becoming a man again.
In an op-ed for the Daily Signal, Shupe admitted he was never actually “nonbinary.”
“Four years ago, I wrote about my decision to live as a woman in The New York Times, writing that I had wanted to live ‘authentically as the woman that I have always been,’ and had ‘effectively traded my white male privilege to become one of America’s most hated minorities,’” Shupe writes.
He continued: “Three years ago, I decided that I was neither male nor female, but nonbinary—and made headlines after an Oregon judge agreed to let me identify as a third sex, not male or female.
Now, I want to live again as the man that I am.”
He goes on to explain that he somehow convinced himself he was a woman and claimed doctors should have treated his “delusion” instead of feeding into it.
“I do not have any disorders of sexual development. All of my sexual confusion was in my head. I should have been treated. Instead, at every step, doctors, judges, and advocacy groups indulged my fiction,” he writes.
Ultimately, he says, people who believe they are “nonbinary” need “help and compassion.”
“Two fake gender identities couldn’t hide the truth of my biological reality. There is no third gender or third sex. Like me, intersex people are either male or female,” Shupe explains in the op-ed. “Their condition is the result of a disorder of sexual development, and they need help and compassion.”
Will the media cover his testimony?