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2014 Year in Review

Do you remember what your life was like before you found Affirmation?  The feelings of isolation, being misunderstood, or lack of hope for a meaningful future?  For some, this was just a year ago

The common confusion faced by LGBT Mormons, their family members and friends

 

Do you remember how things changed for you afterwards — the unconditional love and support, the new friends, the resources, the conferences, and more?

Around the world there are thousands of individuals just like YOU who are currently going through the same struggle you went through before finding and participating in Affirmation.  The connections made and the stories shared through Affirmation literally save lives.  Share with others the gift that you’ve received by making your final donation of 2014 to Affirmation.

Affirmation reached a record number of people in 2014, impacting the lives of LGBT Mormons, their family members, friends, and church leaders in very meaningful ways.  Here is just a small glimpse into some of the many wonderful things Affirmation provided in 2014.  

Nauvoo Retreat

 

Tom Christofferson and Carol Lynn Pearson

 

Finding support among those who understand you

 

Women of Affirmation sharing stories

 

Affirmation youth participating in youth programs at the 2014 Conference

 

The funnest dance of the year at the 2014 International Affirmation Conference

 

Ellen Koester, Kathy Carlston, and Berta Marquez sharing the joy at the Affirmation booth at Utah Pride Festival

 

The Affirmation booth at the Los Angeles Pride Festival

 

A gathering of LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends in the Los Angeles area

 

A group of LGBT Mormons march in the Taipei, Taiwan pride parade

 

The February Affirmation conference in Mexico City

 

The 2014 Conference in Salt Lake City with a record number of 450 attendees

 

An affirming family at the November conference in Mexico City

 

The November Affirmation conference in Mexico City

 

Darius Gray, Fred Bowers, and Randall Thacker

 

Attendees of the 2014 International Conference

 

Affirmation receiving an award from Equality Utah in September 2014

 

The Affirmation International Leadership Team

 

Author Jeff Benedict, actor Clark Johnsen of Book of Mormon the Musical, the “Home Deput Boys” Spencer Stout And Dustin Reeser, and Jamison Manwaring

 

Julie de Azevedo Hanks and Affirmation conference attendees

 

Attendees at the Affirmation Christmas Barn Dinner & Dance Social

 

Affirmation at This Is The Place State Park

 

Affirmation’s efforts to empower LGBT Mormons, their families and friends has never been more important with the growing dialogue about LGBT issues within and beyond the Church.  2015 will bring more regional conferences, more leadership training, additional support for families and friends, transgender individuals, women, youth, and more.

YOU are what’s made it possible for us to do what we’ve done in 2014 and we hope you’ll continue to help us with this great work in the coming year!  

Give Today!

Sincerely,

Randall Thacker
President

P.S. Give by December 31st and your donation will be tax deductible for 2014!  

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