America’s First ‘Non-Binary’ Person Switches Back: ‘There Is No Third Gender’

In his Daily Signal column, Shupe says he didn’t need affirmation from the medical community. He needed help.

Jamie Shupe, an Army veteran who made worldwide headlines due to his non-binary status in 2016, writes in a Daily Signal column that he convinced himself he was a woman during a mental health crisis in 2013. The medical profession affirmed his status, and then did so again when he wanted to become non-binary – that is, neither male nor female.

 

A man who lived as a transgender woman and then became America’s first legally recognized “non-binary” person now says it all was a sham and that he wants to live as a man again.

Jamie Shupe, an Army veteran who made worldwide headlines due to his non-binary status in 2016, writes in a Daily Signal column that he convinced himself he was a woman during a mental health crisis in 2013. The medical profession affirmed his status, and then did so again when he wanted to become non-binary – that is, neither male nor female.

In 2016, an Oregon judge granted his request to recognize him as non-binary. The Guardian, a United Kingdom newspaper, ran a story about him under the headline, “Jamie Shupe becomes first legally non-binary person in the US.”

But in his Daily Signal column, Shupe says he didn’t need affirmation from the medical community. He needed help.

“There’s abundant online literature informing transgender people that their sex change isn’t real,” Shupe writes. “But when a licensed medical doctor writes you a letter essentially stating that you were born in the wrong body and a government agency or court of law validates that delusion, you become damaged and confused. I certainly did.”

Four years ago, he writes, he penned a column in The New York Times about his status as a transgender woman. Then, a year later, he decided to become non-binary – and the media and LGBT organizations once again followed his every move.

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