Leahnora Isaak identifies as a transsexual woman. She is also a Mormon. She is attempting to gain recognition from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints so that she can live her life…inlcuding worship…as a woman. She says she will be filing a formal request in the next couple of weeks.
Leahnora says she was born without external genitals, but she was given testosterone treatments as a child and was raised as a boy. She later married and raised a family in Ohio.
Her local stake (an assembly of local churches) has been supportive. Church leaders have met with fellow members to help them cope with Leahnora’s transition.
I want happiness. I want companionship. And I want to live the gospel. That’s what I want. And I want this equal for everybody. I want people to celebrate who I am. Because I’m not ashamed of who I am.