Editor’s note: The following public testimony was provided in support of Alaska House Bill 105.

I am a gay man. I was a transgender woman for over 20 years, and a member of the LGBTQIA TransQueer gender movement for over 30 years. I have lived, breathed and been this movement. I am here to tell you, there is an agenda.

With very graphic sexualized books making their way into school libraries and classrooms there is a strong desensitization happening right before us all. Desensitization is a grooming technique.

I was targeted, groomed, indoctrinated, sexualized and victimized by this very agenda, and that was before it gained the footing it now has.

Parents must be the only ones making the decisions on whether or note their children are reading, viewing or being taught about same-sex sex, opposite-sex sex or any sex at all. It is important children know it is okay to be gay but that they do not have to run into the rainbow only to be lost forever.

When a seven-year-old can come home crying because she doesn’t want to “turn into a boy” or when elementary school children are being taught about anal or oral sex; a line has been crossed!

I have heard parents after their sons or daughters have tried to take their lives, after having been secretly and aggressively told by teachers or counselors that they must hid crucial information from their own parents or families, which only tells these children that it is okay to deceive, lie and hid things from their own parents. And that their parents must be the enemy!

Let me tell you about this curriculum and this movement that is being pushed wherever youth gather.

I was targeted, groomed, indoctrinated, sexualized and victimized by this very agenda, and that was before it gained the footing it now has. It is much more powerful and in-your-face than it was back in my day.

I was the confused “transkid” often mentioned in these discussions.

There are adults, teachers, counselors and doctors pushing this agenda, but there are also those that are warning whoever will listen to just stop, breathe and think about it logically.

To hid irreversible and damaging mental or medical therapy or procedures about a child to his/her parent(s) is above and beyond criminal. This must be stopped.

The parents have a right to know if their child gets an “F” in math, was sassy to the phys. ed. Teacher or if there was a suspension or detention, but not if their child has a mental disorder that is being encouraged, promoted or celebrated?

I suffer from gender dysphoria. One of the most important lessons for me was to learn what dysphoria meant; “dys”-abnormal condition and “phoria”-mental confusion. I suffered from, and with, an abnormal condition of mental confusion.

That is the medical definition of gender dysphoria, so let there be no qualms with keeping it separated from any of the sexual orientations like heterosexual, homosexual or bisexual. Those are sexual orientations and not based on thoughts and feelings, but innate individual design.

Please watch this new award-winning documentary on the medical and mental health ethics of pediatric trans care, “AFFIRMATION GENERATION.” It cites 45 academic medical studies, platforms 12 experts (pediatrician, physicians, mental health professionals, an Oxford sociology professor and others) and features the stories of six detransitioners. Please pass it on to colleagues.

I am a detransitioner. Detransitioners are not uncommon, nor are we a small population of those who have transitioned. I was the confused “transkid” often mentioned in these discussions. I was suicidal as a transkid, but I was also suicidal as a trans-adult because affirmation or acceptance did not change any of my underlying comorbidities or issues. I began taking wrong sex hormones at age 14, and was on them for over 20 years. I had osteoporosis, diabetes and I was sterile all before the age of 30 solely due to the wrong sex hormones.

PLEASE consider my own life knowledge and experience in making any decisions on this bill or other bills similar or related. Thank you.

The views shared here are those of the author.

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De-transitioner shares personal struggles in urging Alaska lawmakers to defend parental rights

David Arthur
David Arthur is the CEO/founder of IBA Ministries and is featured in the documentary, “Affirmation Generation: The Lies of Transgender Medicine.”


  • Neil DeWitt says:

    I’m glad to see and read this article. It’s time this sort of information comes out. It’s time to hear as Paul Harvey would say “The Rest of the Story.” Now is there anyway to get Juneau to see, read ,or understand what this person has just said? Are the RINO’s to blinded? We need to stop all this crap from moving forward. It’s harming our kids. How many have been serially abused already?

  • DaveMaxwell says:

    Doesn’t this sound like child abuse? And isn’t child abuse frond upon. Isn’t it also illegal? Why then is our governor passive on this subject? Please give him the microphone and let him explain his no actions to protect these children??????????????!

  • LJ says:

    Thank you for sharing this.

  • Lucinda says:

    Why is the Right so focused on the sex of other people?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Why is Lucinda so focused on the “Right?”

      • Lucinda says:

        You make it too easy for me mr happy. The answer to your question is .

        It obvious. Or am I wrong?

    • Tamra Nygaard says:

      Nobody cares about your sex, so there’s that. And nobody cares about anybody else’s sex, but we do care when you start pushing your peculiarities and perversions on kids and then doing them harm with that information and where it leads. I didn’t think you were this dense, so you must just be trolling, dear. It’s not an attractive look.

      • Friend of Humanity says:

        I agree! I liked this meme the minute I saw it; I can’t include all the words, but people can fill in the rest of the letters!
        “Ok, you’re gay…Go be gay and shut the f— up. Nobody gives a sh–.”

    • Elizabeth Henry says:

      Well that is classic ‘pot calling eh kettle black’.

  • Lucinda says:

    Here’s an off topic comment. Maybe Joel could open a new thread.

    You poor Trumpers. Theoretically, and soon, you will have to renounce the twice impeached, once indicted, once (and currently) arrested defendant Trump. If you have a dime’s worth of critical thinking capability, you will recognize that a con man with eleven of his former top positions and aides recognized as felons has fooled you and that maybe it’s time to support another republican figurehead.

    But when you do, you will also have to explain why now? What changed your mind? Attacking the constitution wasn’t enough to change your mind, stealing and selling (allegedly) classified documents, raping women and bragging about it, separating babies from parents on the border, fundraising off of your gullibility, lying when the truth would serve him better, endorsing and loving the world’s poisonous dictators, insulting veterans, and …

    Tell me why you finally bailed on Trump. Or if you haven’t why not.

  • NotAnymore says:


    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Thank you for saying this NotAnymore. I was wondering which troll was going to say something first. Now we know. Lol

  • Elizabeth Henry says:

    It is tragic what our now ‘mob’ culture is doing to kids. This is all engineered and is evil. Satan, the father of lies, is the author of the now cultic gender dysphoria and it is heart wrenching. Allowing children to be fed a lie is not love. Growing into adulthood is fraught with uncertainty, and questioning sexuality can be part of that but in almost all cases is temporary, in a healthy environment. Embracing gender dysphoria and encouraging it is not much different than embracing and encouraging anorexia, bulimia, cutting, drug use and addiction, food addiction, to name a few serious challenges also faced by struggling youth. Caring and nurturing youth should be grounded in truth, include effective help, not lies and enabling.

  • Mike says:

    Thank you for this article, especially the link to the documentary “Affirmation Generation”. This should be watched by every legislator.

  • Aunt Sally says:

    Gosh, David, your life has clearly been a monumental trainwreck thus far and congratulations are in order for trying to straighten it out. Your essay certainly suggests that the old maxim “homosexuals reproduce by touching kids” has some legitimacy to it.
    Be that as it may, you also clearly have some feculent residue rattling around in your noggin and befouling your thoughts as evidenced by your statement that “It is important children know it is okay to be gay but that they do not have to run into the rainbow only to be lost forever.” On the contrary, children need to know that some behaviors are unacceptable in an orderly and healthy society.
    And much as I abhor bullying, we’d be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge the fact that many confused youths have been put back on a proper course due to the fear of how their peers, their families, and the community at large might react to homsexual degeneracy in much the same fashion that theft and animal cruelty aren’t tolerated in decent societies.
    Tolerance for unacceptable behaviors often just begets more of the same whereas intolerance is often necessary to establish behavioral boundaries for the promotion of individual and group wellbeing, as I’m sure you’d agree, and many of us might also agree with you that we might be disgusted by what you do behind closed doors although it’s none of our business right up until you step out of the closet or spread nasty diseases or ruin the lives of others.

    • Uncle Dick says:

      To Aunt Sally: Your ugly, rude, disgusting comments bring nothing of value to this important article.

      • Aunt Sally says:

        Don’t you take that butt-hurt tone with me, Sonny. Irrespective of how grooming might have tragically led you to become a poof in the first place, you remain one because you’ve deliberately chosen to be one and you’re whimpering up the wrong tree if you expect me or anyone else in decent society to accept you and your ongoing crimes against nature as normal.

  • Penny Johnson says:

    Mr. Arthur is uniquely situated to answer the questions of the general public. I came away with three important pieces of knowledge: 1.) There IS an agenda – desensitization = grooming, 2.) Children are targeted – by adults, teachers, counselors, and doctors 3.) HAVING hetero, homo, or bi SEX is NOT the same as CHANGING YOUR SEX. Don’t be confused.

  • Lucinda says:

    Hello all you Christians afraid of goofy men dressed as silly women:

    BALTIMORE — More than 150 Catholic priests and others associated with the Archdiocese of Baltimore sexually abused more than 600 children over the past 80 years, according to a state report released Wednesday that accused church officials of decades of cover-ups.

    The report paints a damning picture of the archdiocese, which is the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the country and spans much of Maryland. Some parishes, schools and congregations had more than one abuser at the same time — including St. Mark Parish in Catonsville, which had 11 abusers living and working there between 1964 and 2004.

    Is your self-righteous arrogance still intact?

    • Friend of Humanity says:

      Look at the Satanic leaders in the Vatican. Infiltration of demons in the churches to fool the believers.

      • Lucinda says:

        Must be a lot of demons in YOUR world Friend cuz you’ve been fooled. Big time

  • Clark says:

    I feel sorry for this poor guy. His life is a great example of why discrimination against lgbt people causes trauma and increases the vulnerability of children.

    Even though I feel sorry for his hard life, I also recognize that his story if full of contradictions and double-speak. When he was young he was repeatedly molested, that kind of trauma screws kids up. He was having sex regularly at age 9, is a drug addict, has several mental disorders, AIDS, and found religion and was clearly brainwashed. His speech about being trans doesn’t even make sense. If he has a gender dysphoria diagnosis, then he is a trans woman. But he says he identifies as a gay man. I wonder if he ever had proper treatment and therapy. If a child went to a therapist and said they were repeatedly molested, there would be police involved, investigations, then years of therapy before a trans diagnosis would happen. This guy started telling this story back in 2009. Meaning he says he was trans back before gender dysphoria even had a medical definition. If he had gone to a psychiatrist, his diagnosis might have been transexualism. But back then, that was still considered deviant and homosexuality was still labeled a mental disorder.

    I have so many doubts about his story since he runs an entire ministry and his income seems based on building up the anti-gay and anti-trans rhetoric.

    I hope someday he can overcome his self-loathing and internalized phobias and find peace with himself.