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Onetime 'Detransitioner' Now Regrets Supporting the Movement

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Ky Schevers, who once was a poster child for the “detransition” movement, now says she regrets embracing that.Schevers, assigned female at birth, came to identify as a trangender man and took testosterone to transition.

She eventually stopped the treatment and spoke out about detransitioning. But then she saw that anti-trans bigotry was rampant among those who championed detransitioning, she recently told ABC News.“I never liked people who call transitioning mutilation or call trans bodies mutilated. ...

A lot of them called trans people delusional,” said Schevers, who now uses she/her pronouns while identifying as transmasculine and genderqueer. “Living as a trans person was something that people did to survive, and actually, I didn’t think of it as crazy or irrational because I had lived that life.”When she saw the detransition movement partner with racist, anti-LGBTQ+ groups such as the Proud Boys, that did it, she said. “That was kind of a huge wake-up call,” she told ABC. “It didn’t make sense to ally with the people who were creating the oppressive conditions.”While she regrets her association with this movement, she doesn’t regret taking testosterone.

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