Growing up transgender and Mormon
Eri Hayward is a young transgender woman. Born with male genitalia, she felt drawn to a female identity from a very young age. But it was difficult for her to understand and accept herself, particularly in the environment of the Church of Latter-Day-Saints, in which she was raised. “Being LDS was our life,” she explains, “It’s one of the reasons I didn’t find out what being trans was until I was an adult.”
Listen as Eri and her parents talk about coming to terms with her identity in the context of their faith.
National Geographic. (2015, October 20). Growing up transgender and Mormon | Short film showcase [Video]. YouTube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8FZewEPAA