Tag Archives: Transgender

What Faithful Latter-day Saints Should Know About Members of the Church with Gender Dysphoria

With the sudden influx of dialogue concerning gender dysphoria I thought this public attention provided an excellent opportunity to add to the conversation and present the human reality of gender dysphoria among active members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, while seeking to explain what few teachings we, as members of the Church, have concerning this complicated issue.

They Told Me I Was a Boy

When I came out to my bishop, for example, he showed me the kind of love and support that I’d always hoped someone would, particularly as a priesthood leader. Rather than jump to conclusions, he asked for time to consider the matter prayerfully and, if it was okay with me, to discuss it with the stake president. I gave my permission, and the stake president followed their meeting by contacting the Area Seventy over our stake.

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