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Video: Documentary explores what it’s like to be Mormon and trans

Joseph McCormick July 14, 2014

A short video has been released exploring issues faced by someone who is Mormon, and brought up in the Mormon Church.

The 15 minute short documentary follows the story of Eri, a Mormon trans woman through to her transition and coming out as transgender.

From coming out initially as gay, to her relationship with her sister, Eri describes in detail what it was like to go to a Mormon private school, live in Utah and grow up surrounded by the Church of the Latter Day Saints.

On the fact that she may never be able to have a temple wedding, Eri says: “Why try if you’re going to fail”.

Whilst supporting Eri’s transition, her father explains that, as she is straight, she should still be able to fit into the Mormon definition of marriage as between “one man and one woman”.

He says he wants her to be able to practice her faith without hindrance or judgement.

More: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, eri, mormon, Trans, Transgender, US

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