New Transgender Policies (Good (Addresses Some Intersex Conditions…
New Transgender Policies
Elective Operation Subject to Discipline
Can't get baptized w/o 1st Presidency approval
Ambiguous unofficial restrictions
Often excommunicated under charges of apostasy
No attending RS or Priesthood
Notation on record of no contact with youth
Some Medical Transition OK w/o Social Transition
Preferred Name and Pronouns May be Notated on Records
May attend all meetings
Clears up some ambiguity
Instructs members to love and include
Eligible for some callings
Addresses Some Intersex Conditions
Don't operate immediately
Option to self-determine
May be baptised w/ 1st pres approval
No position on causes of transgender
May take sacrament
May receive priesthood blessings
Acknowledges that we can't "pray away the gay"
What is elective?
Is dressing as your preferred gender "distracting"
Can we work with youth?
Is androgeny allowed?
Is refusal to detransition apostasy?
A lot is still left up to AA
Invalidates our identity
Why is the line for intersex drawn at ambiguous genitalia?
What about non-binary?
Gender = biological sex at birth
No Social Transition
Policing gender expression
Certain Callings disallowed
Restrictions are automatic
Implies transition is a sin
No medical or surgical intervention
Unless you're blatantly intersex
Some people transitioned based on old guidance. Now they're punished
Feels like gaslighting
Written for Cis people
Attempts to standardize treatment by leaders