As LGBTQ+ Mormons, we are forced to seek out our own truths and make decisions about our faith and our lives that most Latter-day Saints do not have to make. The light and knowledge that we gain along the way may not lead us to take the same path, but perhaps the destination is the same.
Nuestro Padre Celestial es el único que tiene todas las respuestas. Conoce la razón de mi atracción por las mujeres.
Many gathered the week of Jan 13-15, 2017 in Portland Oregon for a two-day conference focused on honoring the uniqueness of the lives and the choices of every member of the Affirmation family, in or out of the Church. Wherever our individual paths lead us, Affirmation is committed to the Zion-like quality of being ‘of one heart.’ Hence the title “Many Paths, One Heart.” Re-live the messages shared or watch for the first time.
Affirmation Dominican leaders and other members have volunteered and joined forces to rent an office for The Rainbow Ark and have started program coordination, international affiliations, coordinating hosting and arranging visa process operations for incoming participants. For young adults 18+ and older The Organization will assist in work placement and provide help with accommodation, visas and relocation assistance.
Esta mujer, un día, en el campus, puso un cartel que decía: "Sé valiente". Lo hizo con papel e hilo y esas cosas, y lo puso. No tenía idea de quién lo había hecho. Ella puso este letrero que estaba en mi paseo en bicicleta hacia el campus. Y lo puso justo en el momento de la póliza. Entonces, la primera vez que lo vi, pensé: “Vaya. Este es un mensaje para mí ".
El amor puro de Cristo puede quitarnos las escamas del resentimiento y la ira de nuestros ojos, permitiéndonos ver a los demás como nos ve nuestro Padre Celestial: como seres mortales imperfectos y con defectos, que tienen un potencial y un valor mucho más allá de lo que podemos imaginar. Debido a que Dios nos ama tanto, nosotros también debemos amarnos y perdonarnos unos a otros, incluso a aquellos que no nos aceptan.
LGBT Mormons in Brazil began reaching out to Affirmation a couple years ago. They grabbed the attention of Affirmation’s international leadership team last summer when they posted a picture of the word “Affirmation” in Portuguese written in the sand and said “we are waiting for you!” We had been praying to find leadership in Brazil and they were the answer to our prayers. The conferences held these past two weeks in Brazil are the realization of a dream for many. One participant said, “It was like spending 3 days in the celestial room of the temple.”
I knew when I was 9 years old that I was a boy. I knew by 12 that I liked girls. I didn’t realize until I was a teenager that the world really did just see me as a girl…. In November of 2014, I finally came out to my bishopric and told them I identify as male.