• A message from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends

    A message from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends

    To those in our LGBTQ community: we see you. You are worthy. You are loved. You know who you are and we validate you!

  • Candidate Executive Committee’s Vision for Affirmation

    Candidate Executive Committee’s Vision for Affirmation

    Affirmation will become the mature worldwide organization providing supportive communities that foster health, healing, and personal growth to LGBTQ with spiritual or cultural connection to the LDS Church.

  • 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.

Recent Posts

In Search of My Identity: Who Am I Truthfully?

In Search of My Identity: Who Am I Truthfully?

Loving ourselves as we are is the path of happiness that we must follow. We all have divine potential, and if we look beyond our imperfections, we will know that we are truly perfect as we are.

Two Degrees off Center: Have Ye Inquired of the Lawyers?

Two Degrees off Center: Have Ye Inquired of the Lawyers?

These days, things are a lot more complicated. It’s not just black or white anymore, although many would argue otherwise. There are hundreds of shades of gray between the black and the white, and apostles and prophets call in the lawyers to help sort it out.

A message from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends

A message from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends

To those in our LGBTQ community: we see you. You are worthy. You are loved. You know who you are and we validate you!

Candidate Executive Committee’s Vision for Affirmation

Candidate Executive Committee’s Vision for Affirmation

Affirmation will become the mature worldwide organization providing supportive communities that foster health, healing, and personal growth to LGBTQ with spiritual or cultural connection to the LDS Church.

Absolutely…NOT!

Absolutely…NOT!

Absolutists don’t exist “in and of themselves.” As we come to the time of General Conference, we relativists need to listen carefully for those knife-edged messages that can slice the hearts of those most fragile among us and be vocal in saying, “I don’t think so.”

I’m Not Going to Pretend I’m Anything Other Than What I Am: Mormon and Queer

I’m Not Going to Pretend I’m Anything Other Than What I Am: Mormon and Queer

For me, my sexual orientation and my Mormonism are paralleled in my struggles as a bisexual woman. I’ve felt pulled between two communities I love dearly. The truth is I can’t deny my Mormon identity, motivation, and beliefs any more than I could deny that I’m attracted to multiple genders.

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.