Carol Lynn Pearson

Carol Lynn Pearson to Keynote Affirmation International Conference

August 7, 2020 |

Carol Lynn Pearson has a long and impressive history as a writer, speaker and performer. She is particularly known for her advocacy of LGBTQ people in the church. Her memoir Goodbye, I Love You tells the story of her temple marriage to a gay man, their ultimate divorce, and her husband Gerald’s death from AIDS.

2018 Affirmation Collage

Affirmation Leadership Updates for July 2020

July 28, 2020 |

Affirmation is pleased to announce the appointment or election of the following leaders of their respective regions, chapters, and Affinity Groups.

Nathan Kitchen Guest on Dialogue Gospel Study

July 27, 2020 |

Dialogue: A Journal of Mormon Thought is an independent quarterly established to express Mormon culture and to examine the relevance of religion to secular life.

Affirmation LIVE Monthly Virtual Fireside with Sarah Bowers and Paul Cardall

July 27, 2020 |

On Sunday, July 26th, we hosted our Affirmation LIVE monthly virtual fireside with guest speaker Sarah Bowers and musical guest Paul Cardall.

Ron and Sue Raynes 2019 Affirmation International Conference Mortensen Award

Mortensen Award Call for Nominations – 2020

July 12, 2020 |

This award is named in honor of Paul Mortensen, the first to receive it and one of the founders of Affirmation, and is the highest honor Affirmation can bestow upon an individual member. We call upon all members and supporters of Affirmation to nominate worthy candidates for this award for 2020.

2020 Int Conf FB Event Cover

International Conference Dates, Registration, and Workshop Proposals

July 12, 2020 |

This year’s Affirmation International Conference will be hosted virtually over four weekends from September 12th to October 4th. Registration will open on July 19th. Applications are open for conference workshop proposals. More details at

Affirmation LIVE BLM Roundtable

Watch: Black Lives Matter Roundtable Dialogue

July 12, 2020 |

An enlightening and motivating discussion highlighting the important intersectionality of the LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter movements and the responsibility we all have to work for equality, justice, and liberation.

Devils Advocate

Two Degrees off Center: The Devil’s Advocate

July 12, 2020 |

When I first heard the word “coronavirus,” I had flashbacks to the early days of the AIDS crisis, and something told me to take this seriously, and I’ve followed Dr. Anthony Fauci like a prophet guiding us through this crisis.

Affirmation LIVE Kris Irvin and Conner Leavitt

Affirmation LIVE: Monthly Virtual Fireside with Kris Irvin and Conner Leavitt

July 1, 2020 |

Affirmation LIVE: Monthly Virtual fireside featuring trans-masculine non-binary Latter-day Saint Kris Irvin and UVU vocal student Conner Leavitt.