In this episode of Mormon Stories, we continue our series on Transgender/Intersex education within Mormonism by interviewing Alex Autry.  Alex discusses his transition from female to male as a post-Mormon teen, including:

  • His early feelings and experiences with gender as a child
  • His upbringing in the LDS Church and feelings of disconnection while involved in Young Women’s activities
  • The constant desire to receive the Priesthood along with all the other boys
  • How his strong and orthodox testimony served as a barrier to confronting his gender identity
  • The feelings of relief when his family and schoolmates accepted his identity
  • Leaving the LDS Church along with his family
  • His beliefs now and his vision for the future

We are grateful to Alex for sharing his unique story and for shining a light on the transgender experience within the Mormon context!

6 Comments

  1. Traci Watson May 17, 2017 at 11:48 am - Reply

    I loved hearing such a positive story! Alex, your happiness, confidence, and cheerful outlook just radiated as you shared your experience. It’s inspiring to know that you have moved on to a life that YOU have chosen, not the life that was handed to you. Thank you for being brave in sharing your story!

  2. Ellen Kjellman May 17, 2017 at 12:40 pm - Reply

    My goodness, Alex, what a powerful, thoughtful and strong person you seem to be! And your parents must be really good people too. This was such an uplifting episode. I wish you all the best. Live long and prosper! 🖖👍

  3. Mary Podzilni May 17, 2017 at 6:09 pm - Reply

    So happy for you. Your Mom and Dad are wonderful people who did the right things -thanks, Mom and Dad. It is such a pleasure to know that you are in this world with me. You are a bright, bright light. Thank you for letting me get to know you. Lots of love is sent your way.

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  4. Becca May 18, 2017 at 5:46 am - Reply

    Alex, I really loved this. Isn’t it amazing what goodness can accomplish? Your own love for music and life and your community obvisouly paved the way for your own renrewal. What a beautiful moment you described when you came out at school. I also, love, love, your sound minded reasoning and also compassion. I am so rooting for you!

  5. Granny Dot May 21, 2017 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Alex, you are such a boss. You inspired me, a granny of 70, and you and your family deserve all the happinessour hearts can hold. Thank you for sharing your life with us.

  6. anewearth June 23, 2017 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Alex, You are such an incredibly articulate person! I am so glad that you have had such a positive experience coming out to your parents and community. I felt like I was listening to someone much older. I have a young family member going through this same transition. I can tell you that you will change lives, with the words that you have said. Years from now, young people will be able to listen to this podcast and feel like someone understands. Thank you for sharing your inspirational story!

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