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FTM (TransMormon) – My Positive Church Experience

Emmett Claren Transmormon

October 4, 2019

by Emmett Claren

I have finally decided to talk about my experience with the Church and where I’m at spiritually today. Many of you have been asking for this, and I ask that you help me share this video and spread it to all who need to hear. I hope this helps even just one individual.

Yes, you can be Trans and Mormon, though there are many ways to do this. My journey is just one example and I hope this video can help someone who is trying to figure out their relationship with the Church.


  1. Jerry on October 6, 2019 at 7:29 AM

    WOW!! What a beautiful story! Thank you. You are a beautiful man and a great example to all people in and out of the church. There is so much that I do not understand about you and your experience and about me and my experience, being a gay man. I love The Gospel, but the church has been a very difficult piece to comfortably fit into my life. I continue to try and it continues to be difficult. God bless you! He knows who we are and loves us.

  2. James Penman on October 10, 2019 at 2:50 PM

    James here…Hello I am from a City icalled Glasgow in Great Britain.
    I am proud of you and how you have come through such a tough journey.
    I am 56..Same Sex Attracted Mormon and I have a Transgendered Nephew.
    I can testify that you and all of us are works in are beautiful in every single way…keep going it will all be alright in the end.

    • Tracy King on December 26, 2019 at 6:21 PM

      Hello James….

      I’m a straight, married, 56 year old LDS woman and I’m here to tell you we are all “works in progress.” Though I realize there is still a long way to go, I’m proud of the common ground we all are finding! We have 99.9% more in common than we have differences! Blessings to all!!!! Know you are loved!

  3. Anonymous on December 13, 2019 at 1:42 PM

    Wow Emmett I just want to give you a big hug. Your video is so insightful. You are such a great person, spirit! So sensitive, intelligent. tender, wise, mature, courageous, kind and much more I am sure!
    I scratch my head a lot trying to figure out all these gender issues that exist. Your experience in finding out that you were born with a male spirit explains a huge amount. I hope you find happiness throughout your life. I feel with the loving, merciful and all-knowing Heavenly Father that we have, that things will work out even on the other side. My son is gay and has removed his name from church records. I am so glad I viewed your video. It can give more understanding and compassion for LGBTQ folks experience. God knows everything and in the mean time, we are just to love!

  4. Kayden Whitfield on January 5, 2020 at 11:49 AM

    I came to the comments expecting to find some nasty stuff.
    I am a transgender youth, and I often feel unwanted or unloved by my ward.
    In fact I was required to see the bishop when I came out, just to have him remind me that what I am is against the lord, and it hurt, ya know?
    It makes me happy when I hear of people who are LDS and supportive of us. It means a lot.

  5. Pamela D on January 20, 2020 at 1:19 PM

    Thank you for sharing your story. I have a trans nephew who is LDS. This video helps me understand his experience more.

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