Would you give me a helping cyber hand?
I made a short video in which I tell Ellen DeGeneres the essentials about myself, my transition to female, why I’m back to being a guy, and that I wrote it all down.
I can’t think of a better voice than Ellen Degeneres’ with which to unite mine, to make my story widely known so that I can educate regarding gender issues, what it means to be transgender, and to grow compassion in our fellow human beings.
If the cyber community would widely share my video, perhaps I could grab Ellen’s attention. I am confident that if she watched it, she would love to have me as a guest on her show.
I can’t do it without you. Please, share my video, and encourage others to share it. Thank you!
Here’s the script from which I worked:
Greg Eilers, here.
Like you, I had a secret, one so big that I could never imagine it getting out.
Mine was a lifetime of gender conflict. Finally, when I was in my mid-fifties, I was hurting so badly I could no longer stuff it down.
Addressing it meant that I had to tell my family. And my whole world. And quit my job.
I was a Lutheran minister, Ellen—where they don’t have LGBTQ pastors. You can imagine how it went over when I revealed, “I have gender dysphoria.” And later when I said, “I need to transition, or else I’m either going to lose my mind or kill myself.”
Ellen, for three years—2015 to 2018—I lived as a trans woman. I transitioned legally and had every surgery. In 2016, Indianapolis Monthly published the article I wrote. (Show magazine.)
I know what your thinking. Hey, you’re a guy. What’s up with that?
That’s what I said! Soon after I finished my transition I stopped experiencing myself as a female. That was a new kind of gender dysphoria hell.
Thankfully, all along I was writing. (Show book.)
Those who’ve read my story say they couldn’t put it down. I want to use it to educate about gender issues and what it means to be transgender.
I published it myself, so I don’t have anyone to help me promote it. Ellen, will you help me get the word out? Will you have me on your show?