Amanda and Shaye already have a following on their YouTube Channel “Great Scotts” but their video “Why we left the Mormon Church – coming out story” made an even bigger splash. Join us as we hear their stories growing up in Mormon families, their early testimonies and experiences with the Church, Shaye’s gender dysphoria and thoughts of suicide, how they met, Shaye serving a mission, and their subsequent marriage after returning.
For Part 2 we come back to Shaye and Amanda’s story after Shaye returns home from his mission. We learn how Shaye got involved in film with Mormon music group “The Piano Guys,” their early issues with infertility, Amanda’s schooling and career and the class (and book) that started her slowly on the path to finding out the real history of her belief system.
We also take a deep dive into Shaye’s growing dysphoria into their marriage how that developed into severe internalized transphobia, which extended to the whole LGBTQ community as a whole as even allyship felt too “close” and “dangerous” to the secret he was trying to keep buried.