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How trans BYU student got through college with his degree and faith intact

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How trans BYU student got through college with his degree and faith intact


OFFICIALS ARE URGING ALL UTAHNS TO GET THEIR MMR VACCINE. THIS COMES AFTER THEY SEE AN UPTICK IN CASES OF MUMPS IN THE BEEHIVE STATE. Glen: A BYU GRADUATE IS SPEAKING OUT ABOUT HIS STRUGGLES WITH GENDER IDENTITY DURING HIS TIME ON CAMPUS. Surae: GOOD AFTERNOON. THANKS FOR JOINING US. I I’M SURAE CHINN. Glen: I AM GLEN MILLS. A UTAH MAN IS TALKING ABOUT HIS PROCESS OF TRANSITIONS FROM MALE TO FEMALE. Surae: THIS HAPPENED WHILE HE WAS A STUDENT AT LADDER DAY-SAINT OWNED BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY. ANDREW REESER SPOKE WITH HIM ABOUT HOW THE BYU COMMUNITY HANDLED HIS COMMUNITY. Reporter: ANDY IS LIVING FOR THE FIRST TIME WITH HIS DOG. HE SAYS HE DOESN’T FEEL ALONE, LIKE HE FELT BEFORE HE TRANSITIONED FEMALE TO MALE WHILE A STUDENT AT BYU. HIS DOCTOR AT PROVO WAS HESITANT TO START HIM ON HORMONE THERAPY. Guest: NEITHER OF US KNEW ANY TRANSPEOPLE WHO TOOK HORMONES AND STAYED AT BYU. Reporter: WINDER FINDS HIMSELF LUCKY. YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE ASHAMED. Reporter: THE STUDENTS ARE DEBATING THE WAY THE HONOR CODE – IS ENFORCED. [PROTESTING] Reporter: AND LGBTQ INCLUSION. THERE ARE GOOD THINGS HAPPENING AT BYU. Reporter: HE SAYS NO ONE IN THE BYU COMMUNITY PUSHED BACK AGAINST HIM, EVEN AS HE CAME OUT, TWO YEARS INTO HIS TRANSITION. Guest: YOU CAN LIVE A HAPPY AND FULFILLING LIFE AND BE OPEN ABOUT YOUR IDENTITY. Reporter: HE IS STILL A MEMBER OF CHURCH OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER-DAY SAINTS. AND WHILE HE KNOWS HIS EXPERIENCE MIGHT BE DIFFERENT FROM OTHER TRANS-BYU STUDENTS, HE’S HOLDING TWO TRUTHS TOGETHER. Guest: I’M PROUD TO BE A TRANSPERSON AND PROUD TO BE A LATTER-DAY SAINT. Surae: WEST JORDAN POLICE

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