LDS Gender

For those seeking understanding of gender identity issues from an LDS perspective

Introduction

The purpose of this website will be to provide information regarding transsexual, transgender and intersex issues as they affect members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. These are clearly sensitive subjects and we will seek not to sensationalize them, but ignoring them may also be hazardous. This site will not advocate one clear cut path for people affected by this issue to follow, but will strive to gather together in one place all the information we have now, and we hope it will be seen as a level-headed resource for members dealing with this issue, members not dealing with this issue but desiring to understand it and to support those so affected, and church leaders. Without belaboring the point it must be stated from the outset that these issues are entirely separate from those of same-sex attraction.

The administrators of this site adhere unflinchingly and without compromise to the teachings of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and accept the members of the First Presidency and The Quorum of the Twelve Apostles as prophets, seers and revelators. We also accept, without reservation, their document known as The Family: A Proclamation to the World as inspired.

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2 thoughts on “Introduction

  1. Welcome to blogging. I look forward with interest to hearing what you have to say. I am not a member of LDS, but ten years ago I knew a woman who bravely stayed within your church and challenged their refusal to accept her true, God-given gender as female. As you say, this is a different issue from sexuality or sexual orientation. I hope to hear that the Mormons can accept God’s creation as God made it.

    • Hi Clare,

      Yes, there is growing understanding of and acceptance in the Church for such members. There is a much better outlook than there used to be and much of this is through better understanding of what does and doesn’t determine gender. But even science isn’t entirely sure what establishes gender so there is still progress to be made in both the scientific and religious realms on this issue. Thanks for commenting and please stay tuned.

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