In this episode, John and Margi interview four individuals who are transgender and either active LDS or former LDS. Our panelists for this interview are Kimberly, Ann, Emmett, and Augustus. We discuss:
What it was like growing up in the LDS Church
What effect bullying and life in the “closet” had on them
How the panelists see transgender people fitting (or not) into LDS Church doctrine
“Trans-erasure” in the Church where lesbian, gay, and bisexual identities receive more focus and attention; therefore, transgender issues are less understood
How they were treated when they attended church as their authentic selves
Things they would like the Church to address with their transgender members
We thank our panelists for sharing each of their unique stories and for bringing light to the Mormon transgender experience!