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WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Family Research Council announced today that Walt Heyer will be joining the organization as a Senior Fellow, bringing his powerful testimony and life story to assist those facing one of the most prominent lies of our age -- a lie that goes to the core of our being and identity.
On the advice of his therapist, Heyer presented as a woman for eight years, but then later recognized that he was living a lie and embraced his identity as a man. Many years later, he has helped countless numbers of people recognize and accept their true identities.
In his new role with FRC, Heyer will collaborate with Dr. Jennifer Bauwens, FRC's Director of the Center for Family Studies, on issues related to gender ideology, lending his first-hand experience and expertise on the issue area. Through his website sexchangeregret.com, he aims to bring help and healing to those who desire it.
Heyer released the following statement commenting on his new role at FRC:
"I am so grateful to join this stellar team and to be able to amplify my story so that Christians can understand the harms of gender identity and help others find redemption and restoration through Christ. I hope my story can bring healing to those who have experienced the same pains I have."
Dr. Bauwens also remarked:
"We are pleased to welcome Walt to the FRC family, and we look forward to incorporating his expertise into our work. His life's story has brought hope and healing to countless people around the globe. We believe God is amplifying Walt's journey to wholeness, for such a time as this, and his story will continue to promote freedom and encourage others to embrace their true identities in Christ."
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