• 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.

  • International Conference Speaker: Dani Jones, Children’s Artist and Writer

    International Conference Speaker: Dani Jones, Children’s Artist and Writer

    On Friday, July 20th, during the plenary session of the Affirmation International Conference, attendees will hear from Dani Jones, a children’s book artist and writer. She has worked with a variety of clients, including the LDS Church’s Friend Magazine.

  • Jeffrey Scott Parsons to Perform “Comfy” at International Conference

    Jeffrey Scott Parsons to Perform “Comfy” at International Conference

    “Comfy” is a one-man autobiographical cabaret written and performed by Jeffrey Scott Parsons, a gay Mormon performer who has established himself as a true triple-threat on the stage. Parsons will be performing for the Affirmation International Conference audience on Friday, July 20th, in Salt Lake City.

  • Affirmation Pre-General Conference Fireside: Finding Our Whole Selves

    Affirmation Pre-General Conference Fireside: Finding Our Whole Selves

    As general conference approaches, Affirmation President Carson Tueller shares his belief that God wants us to find and be our whole selves, and that includes embracing ourselves as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer people.

Recent Posts

Two Degrees off Center: Looking Beyond the Obvious

Two Degrees off Center: Looking Beyond the Obvious

In today’s world, it’s so common to dig in our heels and make it an “us vs them” issue. People are no longer sitting on the same bench looking at the problem on the field. We’re on opposite sides of the field, the problem separating us, and we focus on beating the opposition instead of solving the problem.

Feeling Lonely in a Crowded Room? How to Prepare for Your Next Conference

Feeling Lonely in a Crowded Room? How to Prepare for Your Next Conference

You might not believe it, but even those who seem to be well-liked or popular encounter feelings of self-doubt or loneliness too. Here are some ideas to take with you to the upcoming Affirmation Conference to ward off the loneliness that might come. Try a few at your next event!

It’s Time for Us All to Do Something about Suicide — Together

It’s Time for Us All to Do Something about Suicide — Together

For decades we have witnessed members of our community suffering. As an organization, Affirmation feels best positioned to be the first contact for those in the LGBTQ+ community who reside with fundamental risk factors, particularly the LDS & LGBTQ+ intersection.

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.

A Grandmother’s Miracle for Her Family at the Affirmation International Conference

A Grandmother’s Miracle for Her Family at the Affirmation International Conference

Sue Williams, a grandmother of a gay Mormon, shares the much prayed for miracle for her family she witnessed while attending the 2017 Affirmation International Conference in Provo, Utah, September 22nd through the 24th, 2017.

A Grandfather’s Heart Changed at the Affirmation International Conference

A Grandfather’s Heart Changed at the Affirmation International Conference

Dennis Williams, a grandfather of a gay Mormon, shares the deepening understanding wonderful change of heart he experienced while attending the 2017 Affirmation International Conference in Provo, Utah, September 22nd through the 24th, 2017.

Affirmation Board Proposes New Charter and Bylaws for Affirmation

Affirmation Board Proposes New Charter and Bylaws for Affirmation

The Affirmation Board of Directors is proposing a new Charter and Bylaws for Affirmation. Changes include the name of the organization, added language to Affirmation’s principles and values, roles of Affirmation leadership and staff, term of the President and more.

Gay Marriage and Faith in Christ

Gay Marriage and Faith in Christ

I feel distant, but at the same time not, from the church. I feel far away in the physical sense, not knowing sometimes how to introduce my husband, but close because I am with my Heavenly Father, and being close to Him unites me with the church and unifies my marriage.

I Have Worth and I Live According to my Worth

I Have Worth and I Live According to my Worth

Each of us needs to transition from confusion and discomfort to wholeness and peace, where we realize that our queerness is an intrinsic part of our worth and say, “I have worth,” and live according to that worth.