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Video: Pacific Region Virtual Talent Show

May 29, 2020 |

Featuring over a dozen talented performers, artists, and poets, the Pacific Region Virtual Talent show held on Saturday, May 23rd, was a smashing success! Many thanks to Sarah Bowers and the Affirmation Pacific leadership team, Affirmation Los Angeles President Victoria Hutchings, Vaughn Larsen, and all who participated in this successful online event.

COVID-19 Nocturno Patio de Luces by Jose Marco Lull

Affirmation community of LGBTQIA+ Mormons and allies staying connected amid pandemic

May 21, 2020 |

The need to stay connected has never been more important than it has been amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. From our chapters to the international organization, the Affirmation community is doing so much to meet this need in new ways that are likely to become a part of Affirmation for many years to come.

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Increasing Our Faith

May 21, 2020 |

No matter what you may or may not believe, faith is not as much about belief as it is about attitude and strength of mind and heart to move our lives forward in the direction that leads to light and joy. We wish you the best in your journey to increase your faith!

Karl Malchut at 2019 International Conference

Affirmation Chicago Chapter president to speak on being queer and becoming Jewish

May 14, 2020 |

Karl Malchut will be one of three thoughtful LGBTQ activists to participate in an online panel discussion, Becoming Jewish: A Queer Perspective, an online Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies in Religion (CLGS) Jewish Queeries Series event!

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Two Degrees off Center: It Is Not Good That Man Should Be Alone

May 14, 2020 |

All of us have been seriously affected by this evil little microbe, from rationing our toilet paper to being out of a job to a sudden and painful death of a person close to us. Fortunately, I’m better off than many others. I have plenty of TP, I’m retired, and I don’t know anyone close who’s suffered from it. I’ve also tested negative, and I stay six feet away from others and wear a mask whenever I make a run for essentials. But my biggest loss during this stay-at-home order—the issue that hits me where it really hurts—is not having someone to cuddle.

I am a Child of God Poster BYU Honor Code by Jacob Payne

Be one: Listening to the LGBTQ+ students at BYU

April 22, 2020 |

They were born into OUR Mormon families. They grew up singing the same Primary songs, learning the value of family relationships and wanting that for themselves, being taught they are each a child of God, learning to love one another, learning to get their own answers through prayer, and learning to stand up for what is right, even if they must stand alone.

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The long night and the rising sun

April 19, 2020 |

For those who believe that Joseph indeed saw God the Father and Jesus Christ and seek to partake of the restored gospel, we are subject to the whims of those who have been called to lead the Church and must find a balance in living a full and fulfilling life without risking our relationship with and activity in the Church that we believe is important.

David Doyle Faces of Affirmation

I don’t think God views being gay as incompatible with the gospel

April 19, 2020 |

There are many things about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints that I really like, things that resonate with me. I like that our God isn’t silent, that God answers prayers, and wants to reveal new things to us. It’s just that where church intersects with how I was made by our Creator, there is tension.

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Two Degrees off Center: The big picture

April 13, 2020 |

A prophet is sometimes as clueless as we are. We don’t know why God asks us to do something that makes no sense, but we have faith that we’ll understand somewhere down the line, because that’s how faith usually works.