Affirmation Conference Talks and Reports

2021 International Conference Parents and Allies Panel

Parent and Ally Panel, 2021 Affirmation International Conference

December 29, 2021 |

Parents & Allies had the opportunity to hear the experiences & wisdom from a spectrum of LGBTQIA+ adults. Our goal is to bring a perspective of hope for the future of our LGBTQIA+ youth. The audience had an opportunity to write questions to pose to the panel. This panel has been so powerful that it has become an annual event.

2021 Int Conf 9-11 Opening with Emmett

Emmett Preciado, 2021 Affirmation International Conference

December 29, 2021 |

The opening session of the 2021 Affirmation International Conference on September 11, 2021. Featuring a welcome from Affirmation President Nathan R. Kitchen and a talk from featured speaker actor and singer-songwriter Emmett Preciado.

Stacey Harkey 2019 Affirmation International Conference

Stacey Harkey, 2019 Affirmation International Conference

June 27, 2019 |

Stacey was born and raised in the bold country of Texas. After mastering the English language he immigrated to Utah to attend Brigham Young University, earn a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, and start working as an actor/writer for the sketch comedy show, Studio C.

2019 International Conference Group

Video: People and Moments of the 2019 Affirmation International Conference

June 23, 2019 |

As part of the closing session of the 2019 Affirmation International Conference, we took a look at some of the amazing people and special moments at this year’s conference.

2019 International Conference

Photos and Video: 2019 Affirmation Spring Conference

May 16, 2019 |

In conjunction with the ALL: LDS Arizona LGBT Conference in Mesa Arizona, Affirmation hosted a Spring Conference May 3rd through May 5th, 2019, providing additional opportunities for the Affirmation community to connect with the theme of  Connecting with Community: You have a Place.

At First Affirmation Conference in Spain, New Chapter Is Organized

November 3, 2018 |

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.

Sand Castle

Castles in the Sand: Building a New Life to Find Happiness

September 18, 2018 |

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.

Cristina Moraes 2018 Conferencia Internacional

Fighting for a Place in the Sun as LGBTQ Mormons

July 28, 2018 |

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.

Savannah Stevenson

The Trials That Bring Us to Where We Are

July 27, 2018 |

I know that things don’t always work out beautifully. They certainly don’t for me. In the times that my life gets really really hard, it helps to remind me that God does have a plan for me, that He does care for me, and that He can see the full picture when I can only see part.