It is difficult to respond to transgender identities from within a Mormon framework since Mormonism imbues gender with eternal significance and often conflates emerging transgender identities with sexual deviance. This presentation will illuminate the lived religion of transgender Restoration members against the backdrop of typical institutional and cultural responses. How do transgender persons generate and contest meaning and identity within the unique cultural-historical-theological matrices of the LDS Church and Community of Christ? How might Restoration churches faithfully respond?
Seth Bryant, Miles Fuller