Kris never intended to tell their bishop about their top surgery. Kris and Nate regularly have open and honest conversations with their son Toby about the fact that Kris is transgender. I was going through tough times when I was at byu-i, and I admit it that part of it is my fault. But not being accepted for who they are or allowed to alter their appearance can cause serious depression and suicidal thoughts, Robbins said. BYU and other colleges owned by the LDS Church have recently promised amnesty from discipline to students who report sexual misconduct. I hope I get back in, and find better roommates than I had before.
But the Mormon faith does stand out for the authority local clergy have to determine whether a transgender student who has an elective surgery can attend one of its schools, said Michael Austin, who graduated from BYU and has studied policies at church-affiliated campuses nationwide.
Kris, 31, has decided to have top surgery, a common procedure for transgender men that, like a mastectomy, removes breast tissue and gives them a more masculine frame. Students can appeal if their ecclesiastical endorsement is revoked, but otherwise the university will not know why the bishop has asked the student to leave BYU. A transgender BYU student could be expelled and face discipline in the Mormon church for having breast-removal surgery. Staff or administrative personnel may obtain the waiver by contacting Benefits Services. Frustrated, Freshman Waverly Giles turned to social media to vent about the "zero.