In this Monday, July 17, 2017 photo, Laurie Lee Hall gestures while speaking in Salt Lake City. The former LDS stake president, who oversaw a group of Mormon congregations in Tooele for eight years and worked as an architect on her faith’s most sacred spaces, faced, in her mind, an impossible choice: Either return to living as a man or resign her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Giving up her female identity would cause grave damage to her physical and mental health, Hall says.
In this Monday, July 17, 2017 photo, Laurie Lee Hall gestures while speaking in Salt Lake City. The former LDS stake president, who oversaw a group of Mormon congregations in Tooele for eight years and worked as an architect on her faith’s most sacred spaces, faced, in her mind, an impossible choice: Either return to living as a man or resign her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Giving up her female identity would cause grave damage to her physical and mental health, Hall says. Francisco Kjolseth AP
In this Monday, July 17, 2017 photo, Laurie Lee Hall gestures while speaking in Salt Lake City. The former LDS stake president, who oversaw a group of Mormon congregations in Tooele for eight years and worked as an architect on her faith’s most sacred spaces, faced, in her mind, an impossible choice: Either return to living as a man or resign her membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Giving up her female identity would cause grave damage to her physical and mental health, Hall says. Francisco Kjolseth AP

Former Mormon leader is building a new life — as a woman

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