• 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.

  • 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.

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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.

Fighting for a Place in the Sun as LGBTQ Mormons

Fighting for a Place in the Sun as LGBTQ Mormons

Our time here has a purpose. You were born LGBT. You were born to lead and fight for this cause, and that is our privilege. We want to have the opportunity to prove that we are worthy and enlightened as members of the LGBT community and as members of the LGBT Mormon community.

The Trials That Bring Us to Where We Are

The Trials That Bring Us to Where We Are

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Following Where Life Pulls Us: Becoming the Person We Want to Be

Following Where Life Pulls Us: Becoming the Person We Want to Be

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Kimberly Anderson Resigns as Affirmation Vice President

Kimberly Anderson Resigns as Affirmation Vice President

The Board of Affirmation expresses its deep gratitude for the passion, commitment, and care with which Kimberly served. Her voice and perspectives are needed in Affirmation. She will fulfill her three-year commitment as a QPR trainer in Affirmation’s suicide prevention program. We are better as an organization for her service.

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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.

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

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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.