Autumn Marks the Passage of a Year of Growth for Affirmation Venezuela
Our hope and prayer are that every person within the LGBTQIA+ community whose heart has been wounded may heal through the refuge of love Affirmation Venezuela seeks to provide, where all may find solidarity and appreciation of learning.
Club Q Shooting: In the Shadow of an Evil, Violent Act
Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends is devastated and heartbroken for the lives lost and the injuries caused at the hand of a gunman at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Expressions of thoughts and prayers for the victims never feel enough in the shadow of such evil, violent acts.
Affirmation Expands Outreach to TikTok
Throughout its history, Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends has embraced new opportunities to connect with the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community, whether with a printed newsletter sent through the postal mail, early online discussion boards, our various social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And now, TikTok.
There Is a Disconnect Between LDS Church’s Outreach and How It Treats Its Own Members
Religious freedom strategies — such as supporting a bill to protect marriage equality in exchange for protections that allow internal LGBTQ discrimination — solve external issues for both the church and the LGBTQ community, but ignore the internal reality of LGBTQ Latter-day Saints within their spiritual home.
Melissa-Malcolm, Francisco, and Kate Share Their Vision for Affirmation
Melissa-Malcolm King, currently a member of the board of directors and former president of the Affirmation Midwest Region, was the only candidate to submit a statement by the October 7 deadline. They have nominated fellow board members Francisco Ruiz and Kate Mower to serve as senior vice president and vice president, respectively.