I recently returned from an Affirmation Conference in Mexico City, and I want to share with you that I was truly humbled, moved, and more convinced than ever that the support you and I are offering through Affirmation is making a meaningful difference in the lives of LGBT Mormons worldwide. Click the link to read about Carlos, who took a 22-hour overnight bus ride from the Yucatan Peninsula to attend. (Note: A special event will be held in 2015 for all donors who gave $250 or more to Affirmation during 2014. Donate today to make sure you are invited!)
Registration Open for May 2015 Affirmation Leadership Retreat in Palmyra – Featuring Richard and Claudia Bushman
The retreat is for all who currently are or are interested in becoming leaders in the LGBTQ/SSA and allied Mormon community, broadly defined. Affirmation defines leadership as “service,” so anyone who is interested in rolling up their sleeves, and working to strengthen and support LGBTQ/SSA Mormons and their families is invited to the retreat. Richard Bushman, author of Rough Stone Rolling, the biography of Joseph Smith, Jr., and his wife Claudia Bushman, author of Contemporary Mormonism: Latter-day Saints in Modern America will be our keynote speakers. Register now for what is bound to be a remarkable weekend!
By the Affirmation Executive Committee
Despite the struggles and rejection many of us have experienced in our home wards and stakes, many of us have testimonies of the Gospel and want to participate in the work of building the Kingdom of God both in and beyond the Church.
Many of us come to General Conference wondering if there’s a place for us in the church, and yearning for church leaders to speak to the doubt, pain, confusion and fear so many of us feel. Here are our take-aways from the 2014 October General Conference.
Join us for our semi-annual virtual discussion following the LDS Church General Conference. Berta Marquez will be facilitating the call with a panel of guests. Wednesday, October 8, 2014 from 5-6 p.m PT / 6-7 p.m. MT / 7-8 p.m. CT / 8- 9 p.m. ET. Access information available now.
On Friday, September 26, 2014, Affirmation received an Ally Award at Equality Utah”s Annual Gala in downtown Salt Lake City. Randall Thacker, Affirmation President, and 15 other Affirmation Leadership Team members were there to receive the award. A beautiful video about Affirmation was shown to the audience of almost 2000 and is available here.
The 2014 Affirmation Annual Conference was covered by both print and television media in Utah, but also as far away as Sweden. Coverage emphasized continuing growth of Affirmation; increasing participation in the conference by youth, straight family members and Church leaders; and a yearning on the part of LGBTQ/SSA Mormons to find ways to simultaneously affirm their faith and their sexual and gender identities.
Affirmation – LGBT Mormons, Families and Friends in Mexico are excited to host the Third Annual Conference of Affirmation Mexico, which will be held from November 14 to 16 at El Ejecutivo Hotel in Mexico City, Mexico. Join us for a weekend of uplifting activities, including speakers, musical performances, a testimony meeting and visits to historic sites. Registration available now.
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