Please consider making a donation of any amount that you are able. Given the heart-breaking challenges of the past year, the need for the life-saving community and connection that Affirmation offers has never been greater.
Affirmation Dominican leaders and other members have volunteered and joined forces to rent an office for The Rainbow Ark and have started program coordination, international affiliations, coordinating hosting and arranging visa process operations for incoming participants. For young adults 18+ and older The Organization will assist in work placement and provide help with accommodation, visas and relocation assistance.
A total of 11 regional or thematic conferences have been held this year, including: Los Angeles (January 15-17), Bogota, Colombia (February 19-21), the Affirmation Father’s Retreat in Lehi, UT (March 18-20), Fortaleza, Brazil (April 8-10), Sao Paulo, Brazil (April 15-18), Buenos Aires, Argentina (April 22-24), the Affirmation Leadership Retreat in Independence, MO (May 13-15), London (June 10-12).
“Laura, Bill and Justis bring skills, connections and perspectives I believe are essential for Affirmation to effectively serve LGBT Mormons, their families and friends throughout the world at this particularly critical and painful moment in the history of relations between LGBT people and the LDS Church,” said John Gustav-Wrathall, president of Affirmation.
Every year, we hold an international gathering where LGBTQ+ Mormons from around the world gather to meet, break bread together, sing together, talk, dance, worship, tell stories, learn, laugh, cry, make new friends, spend time with old friends, and, most of all, find hope. We invite you to come join us this year, at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah, September 23-25.
La mañana del 11 de mayo del 2003, se dio inicio a la Primera Conferencia de Afirmación Chile Mormones LGBT, Familias y Amigos, marcando un hito, ese fin de semana […]
Believe that your Heavenly Parents spiritually put you here to have this life. You don’t have to do it to someone else’s timing or model, because even though you may appear to be like others your spiritual plan is to return with more light, your light on your own time and way and plan.
Every organization has individuals working within it whose leadership skills and commitment to service to others combine in such a way that they make a real difference in the lives of others and in the mission of the organization. Affirmation has such individuals, and we would like to recognize and honor them. Each year, should a suitable candidate be nominated, an award for outstanding leadership and service is presented at the annual conference.
We need safe spaces to discuss and work through the pain that has just been inflicted upon our fellow humans, upon members of our community. Let’s do everything within our power to create communities of safety and refuge. It’s always the time to offer our love and care to those in pain.
The senseless violence that occurred this morning in Orlando increased the particular sense of vulnerability that LGBTQ+ people live with every day. It is a reminder to all of us of the vital importance of the entire world community standing together against all forms of hatred and intolerance, to build a beloved community where none need fear being singled out because of who they are, because of how they worship, or because of whom they love.