Detransitioner resources

In conjunction with our international conference in honour of Detrans Awareness Day on March 12, 2022, Genspect has attempted to compile the most exhaustive list of resources for and about detransitioners. We plan to add more as we find it, so do check back here in the future. If you notice anything we’ve missed or a link that no longer works, please email us at [email protected]. Thank you!

CONFERENCES

Genspect, Detrans Awareness Day Conference, virtual, March 12, 2022  

Video: Genspect youtube channel (coming soon)

Feminists in Struggle presents: ‘The Other Side of Transgender: The Story of De-transitioners’ virtual, August 9, 2021  

Detransition: The Elephant in the Room, a Panel Discussion Chaired by Charlie Evans of the Detrans Advocacy Network, Manchester UK, Nov. 30, 2019   

Transcript (copy and paste link): chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=https%3A%2F%2F08e98b5f-7b7a-40c9-a93b-8195d9b9a854.filesusr.com%2Fugd%2F305c8f_34b673d3097c4df88bf9b9e8f6ed1006.pdf%3Findex%3Dtrue&clen=75500&chunk=true  

Video: Part 1 , Part 2

SUPPORT AND ADVOCACY ORGS

POST-TRANS by Elie and Nele, detrans authors -not active full-time, but site still functions: https://post-trans.comRelated YouTube videos

DETRANS VOICES, is led by two desisted women and one detransitioned woman offering support and information to men and women wishing to detransition or desist. Detrans Voices s a platform for detransitioners and desisters to share their stories: https://www.detransvoices.org/

GCCAN (Gender Care Consumer Advocacy Network), A consumer rights group for any person who has previously or is currently receiving gender care related services: https://www.gccan.org

DETRANS CANADA, non-partisan advocacy organization that supports detransitioning, desisting, and re-identifying Canadians: https://detranscanada.com/

DETRANS INFO- SWEDEN: https://www.detransinfo.se/

DETRANS INFO- RUSSIA: https://vk.com/detransition

GENSPECT,  international alliance of parent and professional groups whose aim is to advocate for parents of gender-questioning children and young people: Genspect

THE GENDER DYSPHORIA SUPPORT NETWORK (GDSN), detransition sessions, please inquire: https://genderdysphoriasupportnetwork.com/ 

GENDER DYSPHORIA ALLIANCE (GDA), evidence-based conversation about gender dysphoria: https://www.genderdysphoriaalliance.com/

LGB ALLIANCE, USA, dedicated to the rights of gay, lesbian, and bisexual people: https://www.lgbausa.org/

GETA: Gender Exploratory Therapy Association, therapists providing thoughtful care without ideological or political agendas: https://genderexploratory.com/

SEGM (Society for Evidence-Based gender Medicine), A group of doctors promoting evidence-informed healthcare for people with gender dysphoria: https://segm.org

TRANSGENDER TREND, detransition resources page: https://www.transgendertrend.com/detransition/

SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKING

Twitter handles: 

Genspect Detrans Awareness conference presenters:

Sinead : @ImWatson91

Helena : @lacroicsz

Keira : @KLBfax

Sour Patches : @SourPatches2077

Grace: @HormoneHangover

Limpida: @americandog98

The Artists Formerly Known as Tim: @LeCielNestVert

Some Nuance Please : @somenuancepls

Allie: @nervewrvcking

Robin: @niwatori_dt

Others:

Athena : @mothergender

Laura  : @detranny

Maggie: @oatsandmag

@MediocreDruid

The Detransition Advocacy Network (TDAN): @detransadv

Detrans Voices on twitter – https://twitter.com/FtMdetransed

Jess: @chunkylegos

Ellie: @DetransEllie

Tiresias: @Tiresiasovid

@newthoughtcrime

Jay: @OJayy_

#detrans

Type of resource: Social Media

Link: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23detrans&src=typed_query

https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=%23detrans&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Description: You can search on Twitter and Facebook for the hashtag #detrans to find stories and perspectives of detransitioners.

Reddit:

The Detrans Subreddit

Type of resource: Forum

Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/detrans/

Description: Online forum for detransitioners, questioners, and allies to discuss gender, transition, and detransition. Broad range of views and opinions are tolerated. The detrans subreddit was created in November 2017 and in the first two years, membership exceeded 6,000.

The r/detrans demographic survey – Screened and broken down (March 2022)


Life Detransitions

Type of resource: Therapeutic Service

Link: https://lifedetransitions.com/

Description: Online individual and group support for questioners, desisters and detransitioners, in English and German.


Detransition_Support

Type of resource: Forum

Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/detransition_support/

Description: Self-described as a non-anti-trans detransition board.


Gender Detox

Type of resource: Forum

Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/gender_detox/

Description: Gender is the cause of dysphoria, not the solution to it. If you are dysphoric, considering transition or detransition, gender non-conforming and tired of genderism, this is the place for you. It’s okay to reject transnormativity, it’s okay to be different. There is no wrong way to be a woman, no wrong way to be a man.


Reconciling Womyn

Type of resource: Forum

Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/reconcilingwomyn/

Description: A womyn’s-only space dedicated to the discussion, support and access to resources for recovery from the experiences of formerly-identifying as trans or for any womon who has experienced a time of disenfranchisement from her sex.


Ask AGP

Type of resource: Forum

Link: https://www.reddit.com/r/askAGP/

Description: A support group for people dealing with autogynephilia.

BLOGS & PROJECTS

Some Nuance Please, by Michelle Alleva, Substack: https://somenuanceplease.substack.com/archive?sort=top

New Thought Crime: https://newthoughtcrime.com

Hormone Hangover, By Grace, Substack: https://hormonehangover.substack.com/about

Funk Life by Laura Becker, Substack: https://funklife.substack.com

Pique Resilience Project-  https://www.piqueresproject.com

Related YouTube Videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCmGEMjyAwk6R1lTmG_JjLUA

Callahan C. Advice for Gender Dysphoric Teens https://destroyyourbinder.tumblr.com/post/181225895145/advice-for-gender-dysphoric-teens-carey-callahan

Chunky Legos by Jess: https://chunkylegoblocks.ca

Prude Posting by Helena: https://lacroicsz.substack.com

Redress Alert, Tumblr: https://redressalert.tumblr.com

Oversharing, by male Detrans: http://clefairy.net/oversharing/

4th Wave Now (Not strictly detrans, but many contributions by detrans): https://4thwavenow.com/?s=DETRANS&submit=Search

A Message of Hope for Dysphoric Young People, From Five Anonymous Detransitioners: https://a-message-of-hope.com/2020/12/17/a-message-of-hope-for-dysphoric-young-people-from-five-anonymous-detransitioners/

Ținând de Mâinii Strigoii-lor, by Limpidă, Substack https://strigoi.substack.com

Guide on Raging Stars by Cari Stella, archived https://guideonragingstars.tumblr.com/post/149877706175/female-detransition-and-reidentification-survey

Ellie Sevilla: https://elliesevilla.substack.com/the-story-so-far

Kirjo- It felt like living on the edge: Story of a 14 year old Finnish girl: https://www.ihmistenkirjo.net/blog/kuin-olisin-ollut-kuilun-reunalla-14-vuotiaan-suomalaistytn-tarina-74pn3

Detransition, The journey from female to male to female, by Maggie, Medium: https://medium.com/@awbreymaggie8/detransition-505c99d822df

PODCASTS & APPEARANCES

Gender: A Wider Lens Podcast, by Sasha Ayad & Stella O’Malley

Episode 15: Carol

Episodes 45 & 46: Helena

Episode 52: Lisa Littman

Theology in the Raw,  #881: Daisy Chandra

Theology in the Raw, Diversity of Trans* part 4: Detransition and Gender Ideology: Helena

Daisy Chadra on Time Capsule Show Podcast Ep. 33 (What is Detransitioning?)

Dr. Oren Amitay, Apparently Not ALL (Formerly) Autogynephilic Trans People Hate Me or Science/Facts/Reality, Interview with J.A. Brown (detransitioner)

Blocked and Reported, Episode 50 with Carey Callahan

TransPsyche Podcast by Laura Becker & Vincent De Boni

Transparency Podcast, GDA, Aaron K. & Aaron T:

YouTube

Apple podcasts

Episode 13: Cynthia: a Woman’s Choice to Not Medicalize Gender

Episode 16: Right Mind, Wrong Spectrum: With Michelle Alleva

Episode 17: ROGD and Detransition Research: With Lisa Littman

Episode 19: Splintered Ego: AGP – with Limpida

Episode 22: Tumblr Trans – with Helena 

Episode 23: Autoandrophilia Files – Laura Reynolds

Dr. Debra Soh Podcast:

Episode 37: Grace

Episode 22: Body dysmorphia

Helena on the Dishcast by Andrew Sullivan:

https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9hcGkuc3Vic3RhY2suY29tL2ZlZWQvcG9kY2FzdC82MTM3MS5yc3M/episode/c3Vic3RhY2s6cG9zdDozNTIwOTM1NQ?sa=X&ved=0CAUQkfYCahcKEwigtOOu2av2AhUAAAAAHQAAAAAQAg&hl=en

Dangerous Speech Podcast:
Episode 104: Helena
https://soundcloud.com/obaid-omer/ep-104-helena?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing
Episode 115: Sinead
https://soundcloud.com/obaid-omer/ep-115-sinead?utm_source=clipboard&utm_medium=text&utm_campaign=social_sharing

YOUTUBE

Channels by female detrans:

ImWatson

Habitually Femme

Cari Stella, active c. 2017-18,

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLGNa6UF9g-thjhvEhJA4C3kvMwDWWgVb

Courtney Coulson

Laura Reynolds

Grace Lidinsky-Smith

The Honesty Project

GNC Centric & Post Gender Funk

StalyAlty

Waffling Willow

Channels by male detrans:

Niwatory

Cluniac (Issac) – includes the recording “Confronting my gender therapist”

Chrys Ostrowki

My Negative – Dustin detrans male

Have a Good One

Martin Rei

Detrans interviews and appearances:
Calmversations (Boyce of Reason), by Benjamin Boyce (detrans playlist)

upperhand Mars, Detrans playlist and here

Whose Body is it?, Detrans playlist

ARTICLES & PROGRAMS

“Keira Bell: My Story,” Persuasion, Apr 7, 2021: https://www.persuasion.community/p/keira-bell-my-story?s=r

Burnham, Katherine. “Dysphoria and Disintegration in Women who are ‘Too Much,” Thirdfactor Magazine, Issue 17, July 22, 2021: https://www.thirdfactor.org/dysphoria-disintegration/

Dodsworth, Laura. “The detransitioners,” The Sunday Times Magazine, July 12, 2020:

The Detransitioners photo essay and video

Also published on Medium: https://medium.com/@barereality/the-detransitioners-72a4e01a10f9

Evans, S. & Evans, M. “Gender Transition and Desistance in Teenage Girls: Two Psychotherapeutic Case Studies,” Quillette, July 30, 2021: https://quillette.com/2021/07/30/gender-transition-and-desistance-in-teenage-girls-two-psychotherapeutic-case-studies/

Carol F. From the ashes: Butch lesbian & her family rebuild life after transition, July 14, 2019: https://4thwavenow.com/2019/07/14/from-the-ashes-butch-lesbian-her-family-rebuild-life-after-transition/

Hawker, Elizabeth. “Autism, Puberty, and Gender Dysphoria, The view from an autistic desisted woman,” 4W, March 31, 2020: https://4w.pub/autism-puberty-gender-dysphoria-view-from-an-autistic-desisted-woman/

Herzog, Katie. “The Detransitioners: They were Transgender Until They Weren’t,” The Stranger, June 28, 2017 (Features): https://www.thestranger.com/features/2017/06/28/25252342/the-detransitioners-they-were-transgender-until-they-werent

Holt, Alson. “NHS gender clinic ‘should have challenged me more’ over transition,” BBC NEWS, March 1, 2020 (Heath): https://www.bbc.com/news/health-51676020

Louis, Chantal. “INTERVIEW: Sam, Nele, and Ellie transitioned as young women, living as ‘men’ before realizing they’d made a mistake,” Feminist Current, Aug. 7, 2020: https://www.feministcurrent.com/2020/08/07/interview-sam-nele-and-ellie-transitioned-as-young-women-living-as-men-before-realizing-theyd-made-a-mistake/

Marchiano, L.  The project of a lifetime: A therapist’s letter to a trans-identified teen: https://4thwavenow.com/2018/05/10/the-project-of-a-lifetime-a-therapists-letter-to-a-trans-identified-teen/

McFadden, Joan. “Interview: Transition Caused More Problems Than It Solved,” The Guardian, Sept. 16, 2017 (Family): https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/sep/16/transition-caused-more-problems-than-it-solved

Pressly, Linda & Proctor, Lucy. “Ellie and Nele: From She to He and Back to She Again,” BBC World Service, Germany, 10 March 2020: https://www.bbc.com/news/stories-51806011

Selin Davis, Lisa. “One Desister’s Tale: On the overlap between autism and gender dysphoria,” Broadview, Substack, Feb. 11, 2022: https://lisaselindavis.substack.com/p/one-desisters-tale?s=r

Selin Davis, Lisa. “The Mainstream Media Needs to Talk About Detransitioners,” Psychreg, Dec 21, 2021: https://www.psychreg.org/mainstream-media-talk-about-detransitioners/

Singal, Jesse. “When Children say They’re Trans,” The Atlantic magazine, July/Aug. 2018: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2018/07/when-a-child-says-shes-trans/561749/

Sullivan, Rene. “A Different Stripe: For eight years, Renee Sullivan identified as transgender. Then it got more complicated,” Psychology Today, March 7, 2018: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/articles/201803/different-stripe

Watson, Sinead. An Open Letter:  https://genspect.org/an-open-letter/

Transgender boy transitioning to life as girl changes his mind, 60 Minutes Australia, 2017:

Health care challenges for transgender youth, 60 Minutes USA, May 23, 2021 (paywall)

Support Detransitioner Awareness Day on March 12th, PITT, March 2, 2022: https://pitt.substack.com/p/support-detransitioner-awareness?s=r

They say desistance is rare. But is it really? PITT, March 1, 2022: https://pitt.substack.com/p/they-say-desistance-is-rare-but-is?s=r

PAPERS, SURVEYS, PUBLISHED STUDIES

Littman L. “Individuals Treated for Gender Dysphoria with Medical and/or Surgical Transition Who Subsequently Detransitioned: A Survey of 100 Detransitioners.” Arch Sex Behav. 2021 Nov;50(8):3353-3369. doi: 10.1007/s10508-021-02163-w. Epub 2021 Oct 19. PMID: 34665380; PMCID: PMC8604821.

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34665380/

https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007/s10508-021-02163-w.pdf

Expósito-Campos, Pablo (2021), “A Typology of Gender Detransition and Its Implications for Healthcare Providers,” Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 10 Jan 2021, 47:3, 270-280. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0092623X.2020.1869126

D’Angelo, Roberto (2020). “The man I am trying to be is not me,” The International Journal of Psychoanalysis,101:5, 951-970, DOI: 10.1080/00207578.2020.1810049

Canadian Gender Report, Survey: From trans to detransitioner – what can we learn from this growing trend?, Oct. 17, 2019. https://genderreport.ca/detransitioners-what-can-we-learn/

Vandenbussche E. “Detransition-Related Needs and Support: A Cross-Sectional Online Survey,” J Homosex. 2021 Apr 30:1-19. doi: 10.1080/00918369.2021.1919479. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 33929297. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00918369.2021.1919479

Zucker, K. J. (2018). The myth of persistence: Response to “A critical commentary on follow-up studies and ‘desistance’ theories about transgender and gender non-conforming children” by Temple Newhook et al. (2018). International Journal of Transgenderism, 19(2), 231–245. https://doi.org/10.1080/15532739.2018.1468293

Singh, D., Bradley, S. J., & Zucker, K. J. (2021). A Follow-Up Study of Boys With Gender Identity Disorder. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 12. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2021.632784

Hall, R., Mitchell, L., & Sachdeva, J. (2021). Access to care and frequency of detransition among a cohort discharged by a UK national adult gender identity clinic: retrospective case-note review. BJPsych Open, 7(6), e184. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2021.1022

Marchiano, Lisa. “Gender detransition: a case study,” Analytical Psychology, Sept. 2021, Vol 66 Issue 4, pg. 813-832: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/1468-5922.12711

Amicus brief by detransitioners: https://childparentrights.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Amicus-Brief-Detransitioners-as-filed-7.07.2021.pdf

Cari Stella, Female detransition and reidentification: Survey results and interpretation, 2016.

Ongoing survey by Detranscount: https://detranscount.wixsite.com/website?fbclid=IwAR2TMDO61SrqRmg9TuJwoPfrqTQQVhs6hle-OUNEIRbNBh9SU09SjJiUXvM

Principles of Hormone Discontinuation By William J. Malone, MD: (copy and past link) chrome-extension://efaidnbmnnnibpcajpcglclefindmkaj/viewer.html?pdfurl=https%3A%2F%2Ffiles.cargocollective.com%2Fc523136%2FReIME-Discontinue-Hormones_2-11.11.42.pdf&clen=64933&chunk=true

BOOKS AND BOOKLETS

Robinson, Max. Detransition: Beyond Before and After, Spiniflex Press, 2021

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58766909-detransition

Author linktree: https://linktr.ee/detransition

Post Trans booklet (free download), Gender Detransition, a path towards self-acceptance: https://post-trans.com/Detransition-Booklet

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