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Video: A Mormon Mom’s Story of Unconditional Love for Her Transgender Son

by Affirmation

July 14, 2014

In this video produced by Equality Utah, Neca Allgood and her son Grayson share their experience having Grayson come to terms with his gender identity and his transition in an active Mormon family.

Neca shares that, “while there were real risks to Grayson in transitioning, but there was a bigger risk in him not transitioning; that living that lie was killing him.” Grayson explains, “I couldn’t live like that anymore. Trying to live your whole live pretending to be something you’re not, something so fundamental to your ideneity, it’s corrosive to your sense of self-worth. I wouldn’t want to live like that ever again and I wouldn’t wish living like that on anyone.”

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