Extending love across the rainbow banner – Encircle, Utah Tech, and Affirmation work together to support LGBTQ folks in Southern Utah.

May 6, 2023 |

Each month, Encircle opens its doors to outside organizations for community collaboration called Rainbow Brunch. On April 22, 2023, Encircle St. George invited Affirmation and other local LGBTQ organizations, including…

A space to help others

May 6, 2023 |

It is difficult not to be moved by the daily scenes that have preceded the pandemic and have intensified in recent years, especially in this country[ Columbia]. The images of…

Affirmation Intermountain West Celebrates Transgender International Day of Visibility

April 29, 2023 |

Project Rainbow Utah and other local LGBTQ organizations invited Affirmation President Melissa Malcolm King to participate in this year’s International Day of Visibility in Salt Lake City. This event centered…

Affirmation Venezuela visits the LGBTQI+ Community Center of Mérida

April 29, 2023 |

Many united voices, to the clamor of the same feeling, are the key to success when you want to achieve the necessary changes for the construction of a more just…

Affirmation Chile held its 2023 national conference

April 29, 2023 |

The beautiful city of Concepción was the place chosen by the members of Affirmation in Chile for their 2023 national conference. It was from April 14 to 16 that the…

Marcial Fuenmayor, president of Afirmación Venezuela, sharing with members of the Human Rights Network of Zulia State.

Affirmation Venezuela is Now Part of REDHEZ

March 23, 2023 |

Affirmation Venezuela’s voice is important and a blessing as we work through positive actions toward change in partnership with REDHEZ. We will continue building a brilliant path along which all colors of creation are recognized.

Illustration of head, colorful, thoughtful.

Moving Beyond “It’s Not a Choice” as a Defense for LGBTQ+ Identities

March 23, 2023 |

“It’s not a choice” no longer has to be a defense of queerness and can instead be one of many ways of coming to and explaining a sexual and/or gender identity. This linguistic and conceptual shift is not only more inclusive and affirming of those who frame their queer identities in more agentic and experimental ways, but it also makes the question of whether a sexual or gender identity is “chosen” increasingly irrelevant.

Parents in Affirmation: Navigating Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

February 27, 2023 |

A discussion led by Neca Allgood on navigating the current anti-LGBTQ legislation happening throughout the country and how we can model and teach resilience in the face of discrimination. 

The Value of Friendship Celebrated by Affirmation Venezuela for Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2023 |

While those within Affirmation Venezuela celebrate friendship every day as an invaluable gift from our Heavenly Father, we recognize that this was a unique opportunity to celebrate this transcendent gift, as friendship is the salt of life.