Mr Newgent is a forty-eight-year-old transgender man who transitioned at age forty-two and is a parent to three teenagers. Before his transition, Scott was known to the world as Kellie King, a dynamic, powerful business sales executive at Verizon Wireless and Att Advertising, consistently leading the sales charts while acquiring countless honors, awards, and accolades.
At age 42, Kellie made a decision that turned her world upside down. Everything that was once gold turned to coal, almost instantly. That decision was to transition to a transman, to become Scott Newgent.
Mr Newgent endured medical complication after medical complication due to transgender healthcare. He lost everything he’d ever worked for, his home, car, savings, career, wife, medical insurance, and most importantly his faith within himself and God. In a battle to survive, he went from ER to ER, trying to solve a mystery of why his health was failing. He learned firsthand the truth about how dangerous and perilous medical transition really is. He learned the hard way that if you get sick because of transgender health, you will witness physicians throwing their hands up and saying one of two things:
1) "Transgender health is experimental, and I don't know what's wrong"
2) "You need to go back to the physicians who hurt you in the first place."
Every time he closed his eyes to give up, his children's faces appeared within his mind, a reminder that they were worth any amount of pain. Every time it became too much, he said silently and consistently, "not today, not tomorrow, give me all you got, but I am not leaving my children."
This determination unlocked a key to his medical recovery. As he began to recover from several near-death experiences due to his transgender transition, he studied obsessively. He was shocked at the sub-par doctors around the world who are not being held accountable, and his jaw dropped at every website and journal article he read.
Still, the bomb that ignited a fire within him was after he discovered the medical industry was pushing children to transition medically. Once Mr Newgent learned what they were doing to kids, his profound, relentless nature forged the way to becoming one of the fastest-rising international transgender leaders today. With each roar, he opens the door for more transgender people who believe like he does to find a home and for parents to confidently stand up to medical professionals and say, "no, my child will not be medically transitioning during childhood." He’s doing it, he’s getting people to join hands, from all different walks of life, beliefs, sexualities, and political stances, to join together and say collectively,
“For This, We Stand Together - Medical Transitioning Is No Place For A Child.”
He thus founded TRevoices - TRans Rational Educational Voices - which is leading the charge in truth, reality, and care for everyone who is transgender, thinks they are transgender, or is touched by transgenderism. Through all of this struggle, he says he would transition again, but differently, with the knowledge he has acquired. The reason he would transition again has nothing to do with why he started the process in the first place.
A Scott Story
When my son was two and a half, he knew how to get my attention. At that time, I was at the dead center of my career as a business account executive, leading the USA with record numbers for Verizon Wireless. I was fierce. But my mind was always obsessed with the next presentation, the next business meeting, the next chess move to further my career. My baby son knew if he wanted my attention, he had to be different. One day when I was running out the door, he ran up to me and said,
"stop Ma, stop right now."
He commanded such strength and presence that I did just that, I stopped. He said, "sit down, couch, there," in his toddler language. To my surprise, I listened and sat on the couch. He proceeded to crawl onto my lap, straddled me, and placed each little hand on one side of my face, cradling it. Then he leaned in and pressed his nose to mine and said,
"don't listen to them, just to me, just me, not them, k Ma?"
He had my total attention, he knew he had to slow me down to get the proper attention he was after, or he would get the inevitable, "yeah ok sugar, sure sugar, lunch, candy, you bet, just go ask your nanny." His face couldn't hold in the excitement; he knew he had the attention he was after and blurted out, "Ma, waterslide, ‘member? You said waterslide; it's not there outside, I need waterslide, please, k Ma?" The week prior I had been running through a store, and he’d spotted a huge, blow-up waterslide for parties, and I said I would buy it in between my calls and texts. Well, later had come for him, and he was determined to let me know. I immediately called in, got the day off of work, picked him up, and before night fell he was having a ball on his vast, commercial $600 waterslide in our backyard. To this day in my family, if you have something important to discuss, you say, “don’t listen to them, just me,” and immediately no matter what I am doing is dropped and I plugin.
That’s what we need to do. We have to grab society's face and say,
"give me a minute, just listen to me for a minute, don't listen to them, just me,"
with the same heartstrings that a child holds within his mother's heart. The most effective way to do this is for the message to come from family, a familiar place, a place that is and has been a soft place to fall. My son got my attention because of the way he did it but most importantly because of who he was to me. I believe this approach would work to stop the dangerous trans radical craze that we are currently experiencing.
Don’t get me wrong; the LGBTQ community is family to me. I was a lesbian for twenty-five years, and I have been a transman for five years. I am a familiar, I am family. I am not a detransitioner, and although it’s complicated, transitioning definitely has helped me in some ways. I am also a parent to three adolescents, an age when children are professing their transgenderism in record numbers. If it's done in the right way, with the right people, with hearts in the correct place, we could save children who don't even know they need to be saved. I can't hold things back; I have to be honest, raw, real, and ready to take a deep breath and grab my family's face, the LGBTQ community, and knock some loving sense into them, as only a family member can. I am willing to be on display and tell the world what it really means to transition, the good, the bad and the ugly. I am willing to expose myself to help others and take the stares and the judgement with the right people behind me.
I'm also willing to say what needs to be said, be guided in the most appropriate and best way to say it, and to take criticism to ensure what I have written is done in the most powerful manner possible. I am willing to work within a team to save kids because make no mistake; as a transman I am telling you that these kids need to be saved a million times more than you already believe. At the end of the book, you will understand why that is. The question is, as in the famous words of
Tom Cruise in “Jerry Maguire” “Who Is With Me?"