Transitioning as a Mormon

Posted on Jul 12, 2014 | 0 comments

Religion and acceptance (or lack thereof) from churches is a big area of controversy for transgender people. The lack of acceptance from church groups and large denominations can lead some to turn away from religion altogether. But others hold onto their faith, and even hope that they or their children will be accepted someday.

One such family is featured in a short documentary which has just won the 2014 Utah Short Film of the Year Award. Utah? Yes, Utah. The home of the LDS Church. Eri Hayward and her family are Mormon. Her story is “Transmormon”.

The “good parenting” part of this story is in a quote from Eri’s dad near the end of the video.

If we were all to die and be resurrected tomorrow, and this young man comes up to me and says, ‘Look, Dad, I got resurrected as a man but I’m okay with that,’ I don’t know that I would be okay with that, because I would say ‘Where’s my daughter?’

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