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Living the Sabbath: The Etz Chayim/Tree of Life Synagogue Shootings

Living the Sabbath: The Etz Chayim/Tree of Life Synagogue Shootings

We are very much still in mourning, much like I imagine the early saints must have been upon learning that Joseph Smith lost his own life to a bullet. As difficult a time as this is, I am finding hope in my experiences with Affirmation.

First Affirmation Brazil Symposium for Suicide Prevention a Success

First Affirmation Brazil Symposium for Suicide Prevention a Success

Affirmation Brazil fights against all the evils that plague our LGBTQ+ Mormon community, with the Symposium on Suicide Prevention being no different.

We Are the Choices in Our Lives

We Are the Choices in Our Lives

Let us choose to be happy. Let us choose to be who we are without fear or anguish. Let us choose to live as God wants us to live and be as He wants us to be, nothing more. We are the choices in our lives.

Nathan Kitchen

Nathan Kitchen Elected as the Next President of Affirmation

Prior to his election as president, Nathan served a member of Affirmation’s board of directors and is the co-founder of Fathers in Affirmation, the organization’s GBT+ group for fathers. Last year, he took on a leading role in helping to develop Affirmation’s suicide prevention initiative.

Trans Mormons Refuse to be Erased

Trans Mormons Refuse to be Erased

We denounce any intention to erase rights and protections of transgender, queer, and intersex persons. We are sharing the voices of transgender individuals involved with Affirmation so that their voices are heard as no person must ever be threatened with erasure.

At First Affirmation Conference in Spain, New Chapter Is Organized

At First Affirmation Conference in Spain, New Chapter Is Organized

Affirmation recently held its first conference in Spain. The conference ran from September 21st to the 23rd in Barcelona. During the conference, the first Affirmation chapter in Spain was organized. Rafael Bravo has been appointed as president of the Affirmation Spain Chapter.

Two Degrees off Center: Stop the Train, I Want to Get On

Two Degrees off Center: Stop the Train, I Want to Get On

After listening to the opening session of conference, it seems the church is closing ranks even more, focusing on the active members, the covenant keepers, the faithful families, and ignoring even the inactives or others who don’t exactly fit the mold.

Won’t Be Erased – We Affirm Our Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Siblings

Won’t Be Erased – We Affirm Our Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Siblings

Affirmation will continue to provide a place of safety and support for transgender, queer, and intersex people. We support this space where you can be fully authentic in your sexual, gender and spiritual diversity. You are worthy of respect and protection from discrimination. You are seen, you are needed, you are loved!

Save the Date: 2019 Affirmation International Conference

Save the Date: 2019 Affirmation International Conference

We are excited to announce the dates for the 2019 Affirmation International Conference! This gathering of LGBTQ+ Mormons, their family members, and their friends from around the world will take place from June 1st to June 23rd, 2019, at the Utah Valley Convention Center in Provo, Utah!