1st look at new documentary, 'Mormon No More'

The docu-series, which looks at two women in the Mormon church who fell in love and had to come out to their husbands, their families and the church, streams on Hulu on June 24.
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Transcript for 1st look at new documentary, 'Mormon No More'
>>> WE ARE BACK WITH YOUR FIRST LOOK AT AN EYE-OPENING DOCU-SERIES CALLED "MORMON NO MORE" ABOUT TWO WOMEN IN THE MORMON CHURCH WHO FELL IN LOVE WITH EACH OTHER AND HAD TO COME OUT TO THEIR HUSBANDS, TO THEIR FAMILIES AND TO THEIR CHURCH. JUJU CHANG HAS THEIR STORY. GOOD MORNING TO YOU. >> GOOD MORNING. I KNOW YOU'VE DONE A LOT OF REPORTING IN THIS SPACE BUT YOU KNOW BEING GAY AND BEING MORMON ARE OFTEN CONSIDERED MUTUALLY EXCLUSIVE, RIGHT? IT'S YOUR IDENTITY VERSUS YOUR CHURCH DOCTRINE AND THIS IS A POWERFUL STORY OF LOVE AND FAITH AND A REALLY UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL LOOK INSIDE A PROFOUND JOURNEY FROM SECRET SHAME TO LIVING IN TRUTH. >> WE WERE CREATING THE PERFECT MORMON FAMILY. AND THEN I FELL IN LOVE WITH MY FRIEND. >> Reporter: SALLY WAS BORN AND RAISED IN THE MORMON CHURCH. HER FRIEND, LENA CONVERTED AS AN 18-YEAR-OLD. >> I WAS SO DEEPLY ENTRENCHED IN MORMONISM. I WAS IN IT TO WIN IT. LIKE IT WAS MY LIFE. >> Reporter: BOTH OF THEM MARRIED TO MEN. BUT WHEN THEY MET THEY DISCOVERED SOMETHING NEW ABOUT THEMSELF. >> TO FIGURE OUT YOU'RE GAY WHEN YOU'RE 33 YEARS OLD. >> Reporter: THEIR LOVE STORY LAID BARE. IN THE NEW HULU ORIGINAL FROM ABC NEWS STUDIOS, "MORMON NO MORE," OPENING A WINDOW INTO THE OFTEN HIDDEN CHALLENGES OF BEING GAY AND MORMON. >> THE SAD THING IS THAT OUR EXPERIENCES ARE NOT UNIQUE. THIS TRAUMA HAPPENS TO SO MANY PEOPLE. >> Reporter: FROM COMING OUT TO THEIR HUSBANDS. >> HE GUESSED IT. HE LIKE BLURTED IT OUT AND JUST SAID, ARE YOU GAY? >> IT WASN'T JUST LEARNING THAT SHE WAS GAY, BUT IT WAS ALSO LEARNING THAT I DIDN'T REALLY HAVE A CHOICE IN THE MATTER. >> THAT WAS REALLY HARD FOR ME. THE SPEED OF WHICH IT ALL HAPPENED JUST FLIPPED MY WORLD UPSIDE DOWN. >> Reporter: TO NAVIGATING A NEW FAMILY DYNAMIC WITH THEIR COMBINED SEVEN KIDS, THE RAINBOW SQUAD. >> HI. >> IT DEFINITELY HASN'T BEEN EASY. >> AH. >> PAUL IS INVOLVED. LIKE A LOT OF TIMES LENA WILL CALL PAUL. WHEN SHE'S HAVING A HARD TIME. >> Reporter: SALLY AND LENA CARVING OUT NEW IDENTITIES AND WALKING AWAY FROM THE CHURCH. >> I STAYED BECAUSE IT WAS SAFE. I STAYED BECAUSE IT WAS EASIER. >> YEAH. >> AT THE SAME TIME HOW AMAZING IT IS TO BE ABLE TO SIT HERE IN OUR LIVING ROOM WITH OUR SEVEN CHILDREN AND SAY, YOU CAN BE AND DO WHOEVER AND WHATEVER YOU WANT IN YOUR LIFE. >> Reporter: FINDING A NEW HOME IN THE LGBTQ COMMUNITY AND SHARING HOPE ON THE OTHER SIDE. >> I FEEL THAT MORMONISM WAS LIKE A BOX AND IT KEPT ME SAFE AND IT KEPT ME IN A FAMILIAR SPACE BUT IT LIMITED ME. >> WE WANT TO CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE STEPPING AWAY, PEOPLE WHO ARE QUEER, PEOPLE WHO NEED SUPPORT IN THIS REALLY VULNERABLE TIME. >> AT ITS CORE, "MORMON NO MORE" IS A LOVE STORY BUT IT'S NOT JUST BETWEEN TWO SOCCER MOMS AS THEY DESCRIBE THEMSELVES BUT OF PARENTAL LOVE AND GRANDPARENTS' LOVE AND ACCEPTANCE. NOT JUST SALLY AND LENA WHO START QUESTIONING CHURCH DOCK TRINH. SOME OF THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS TOO AND A SURPRISING TWIST IN THE SERIES THAT YOU MAY NOT SEE COMING AND THE ALL NEW DOCUMENTARY "MORMON NO MORE" STARTS STREAMING TOMORROW ONLY ON HULU. FOUR PARTS. CAN YOU SAY BINGE? >> TOTALLY

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