• Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

    Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

    Previous to accepting the invitation to serve as vice president, Laurie served as a powerful and indispensable member of Affirmation’s Board of Directors. She served as the head of our governance committee, consistently bringing insight and organizational prowess to Affirmation’s leadership team

  • Nathan Kitchen

    Nathan Kitchen – Presidential Candidate Statement

    As president of Affirmation, I want to see Affirmation flourish with a brightness of hope that will illuminate the most vulnerable in the LDS LGBTQ+ community. I want to see a robust network of supportive communities within Affirmation available for those who have made or are making their own reconciliation journey, where ever you are (or are not) on the faith spectrum.

  • 2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

    2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

    Following the announcement of the adoption of changes to the Affirmation Bylaws and Constitution, a call for presidential candidates was made during the 2018 Affirmation International Conference. The following is the plan for the 2018 Affirmation presidential election.

  • Affirmation Implements New Suicide Prevention Initiative

    Affirmation Implements New Suicide Prevention Initiative

    Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the LDS Foundation, QPR Institute training on suicide prevention will be provided to Affirmation leaders and at Affirmation conferences worldwide. Affirmation will also make training on trauma and suicide prevention available online at no cost.

  • Portrait Artist Melinda Hannah

    Journeys of Faith Exhibit Coming to Affirmation International Conference

    Through this art exhibit, Melinda seeks to open the hearts of those inside our religion who view others as “different,” and hopes to offer a pathway that helps all us love one another unconditionally—the same way she knows God loves each of us.

  • Video: What Affirmation Means to LGBTQ+ Mormons

    Video: What Affirmation Means to LGBTQ+ Mormons

    LGBTQ+ Mormons, family members, and friends sat down with Kendall Wilcox to share what Affirmation means to them, how finding the Affirmation community has changed their lives, and how they want to support others working within Affirmation.

Recent Posts

Affirmation Brazil Hosting LGBT Suicide Prevention Symposium

Affirmation Brazil Hosting LGBT Suicide Prevention Symposium

Affirmation Brazil is rolling up their sleeves to do something in their country to help these people. We are hosting a symposium and inviting other organizations helping the LGBT population on September 25th in São Paulo.

Gabriela and Luiz Correa with others from Affirmation.

I Am Blessed to Have a Gay Father and a Lesbian Mother

I always wondered why my father, who always encouraged people to go to church, to pray, and to read the scriptures, did not enter the church with others on Sundays. My mom decided to tell us that our dad was gay.

Photo: Esteban MonclovaSome rights reserved

Castles in the Sand: Building a New Life to Find Happiness

Today I am a person who succeeded in life, for everything I struggled for and sought, I became a confident and determined person. With all that happened, I never lost my faith and spirituality. Today I accept myself. My family accepts me. Most important of all, I built new castles for my life.

Identity Is at the Core of Our Being and Helps Us Understand Who We Are

Identity Is at the Core of Our Being and Helps Us Understand Who We Are

What do we do when we begin to realize that our evolving identity, the genuine identity that causes us to be happy, the one we feel called into, the one that is honest, no longer fits or meshes within a culture?

Being in a Mixed-Orientation Marriage Is Not Something We Would Ever Have Chosen on Purpose

Being in a Mixed-Orientation Marriage Is Not Something We Would Ever Have Chosen on Purpose

In our, very, very, Mormon world, being gay was just… never an option. It was so far outside the realm of something we’d even considered possible that, by the time we accepted it for what it was, we were married with children, our lives inextricably entangled.

I Do Remember That the Thought Kept Going through My Mind, “Where Do We Go from Here?”

I Do Remember That the Thought Kept Going through My Mind, “Where Do We Go from Here?”

I took a deep breath, sat down on the bed with my face to the wall and my back to my husband. He said something about my needing to hear him out and not overreact. I agreed, and finally, he said, “I am gay.”

Two Degrees off Center: The Job Interview

Two Degrees off Center: The Job Interview

All of us approach general conference in our own way, based on where we are and what is right for us. That’s between us and God or our higher power. Keep an open mind, and allow yourself the opportunity to discover something you didn’t know before that speaks truth to you. The source may surprise you.

Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

Previous to accepting the invitation to serve as vice president, Laurie served as a powerful and indispensable member of Affirmation’s Board of Directors. She served as the head of our governance committee, consistently bringing insight and organizational prowess to Affirmation’s leadership team

Nathan Kitchen

Nathan Kitchen – Presidential Candidate Statement

As president of Affirmation, I want to see Affirmation flourish with a brightness of hope that will illuminate the most vulnerable in the LDS LGBTQ+ community. I want to see a robust network of supportive communities within Affirmation available for those who have made or are making their own reconciliation journey, where ever you are (or are not) on the faith spectrum.