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Video: An Evening with Affirmation, April 18, 2024

April 19, 2024 |

Since taking office as the Executive Committee of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends on March 1st, 2024, Fred Bowers (President), Joel McDonald (Senior Vice President), and David Doyle (Vice President) have been hard at work to ensure Affirmation continues to accomplish our mission and vision. An Evening with Affirmation was an opportunity for LGBTQ Latter-day Saints and their family and friends to meet the new Executive Committee, hear about progress being made, what’s next, and opportunities to support this important work.

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Affirmation President to AP: “Musket Fire” speech isolates LGBTQ+ BYU students

April 9, 2024 |

Holland’s speech called for symbolic violence in response to efforts to be more inclusive and affirming of LGBTQ+ students and the broader community at Brigham Young University. Fred Bowers “pointed to the speech as one of many recent examples of how the faith has made LGBTQ+ members feel isolated,” in interview with the Associated Press.

2024 Transgender Day of Visibility

Transgender Day of Visibility: Recognizing, Celebrating, and Amplifying Transgender Individuals

March 24, 2024 |

Affirmation joins the international community in celebrating Transgender Day of Visibility. Since 2009, this has been a day to recognize, celebrate, and amplify transgender individuals within the LGBTQ+ community. It is also a day where we rededicate ourselves to growing in our awareness and understanding of issues impacting the transgender community and advocating for equality and protection under the law.

Mortensen Award 2023

May 21, 2023 | Comments Off on Mortensen Award 2023

Why is it important to nominate Affirmation Members and Leaders for the Mortensen Award? Within every organization, there are folks whose leadership skills and commitment to serving others combine to…