At their conference held last month, Affirmation Brazil elected their next president who will serve for two years starting on January 1st, 2020. Elected was Alexsandro Barbosa who has been serving as vice president of Affirmation Brazil.
Alexsandro Barbosa is 40 years old. He’s a hairdresser and entrepreneur in the beauty industry. He and his husband, Ron Mesquita, have been married for 18 years.
Alexsandro was raised in a Latter-day Saint home and served a full-time mission in the Brazil Sao Paulo North Mission but stepped away from the church after marrying his husband.
“Affirmation is an organization that became family for me,” Alexsandro shared. “I found friends and brothers who shared the same sexual orientation, faith, and spirituality who were united and maintaining their essence while being true to themselves,” he continued, “I was raised to serve and help others, and I found in Affirmation that I could be myself. I fully accept myself now. I am a gay man and without a doubt a beloved child of Heavenly Father.”