Affirmation Conference Talks and Reports

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 International Conference

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.

Dani Jones 2018 International Conference

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

July 27, 2018 |

What do we truly want? What does God want us to be? If we are not honest with ourselves on this journey, we risk losing our very worth. If we deny another’s chance to live honestly, we put them in danger. Follow wherever life pulls you; whether you believe that pull is from God or from your own intuition, just follow it.

Photo of Wedding Rings

Gay Marriage and Faith in Christ

July 5, 2018 |

I feel distant, but at the same time not, from the church. I feel far away in the physical sense, not knowing sometimes how to introduce my husband, but close because I am with my Heavenly Father, and being close to Him unites me with the church and unifies my marriage.

Gregory Prince

Mormons, Homosexuality, Change, and Uncertainty

May 29, 2018 |

Gregory Prince traces the development in the Mormon Church’s handling of homosexuality, future possibilities for change, and how medicine has evolved its understanding. He discusses the need for gay, lesbian, and bisexual Mormons to have healthy relationships with the church.