International

The Struggle for Human Rights Is Our Struggle Too

The Struggle for Human Rights Is Our Struggle Too

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims the inherent inalienable rights of all human beings, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, place of birth. nor any other condition.

United in Peace at the 2017 Chile Conference

United in Peace at the 2017 Chile Conference

“United in Peace”, Chileans gathered for the last conference of Affirmation internationally, organized and held in the capital of Chile, Santiago. Conference attendees had the opportunity to participate in workshops, a devotional, a testimony meeting, and a leadership training focused on the needs of LGBT Mormons, their family, and friends in Chile. After fourteen years of having a presence there, Affirmation is alive and well in Chile.

Affirmation Europe Makes a Splash at London Pride and Explores New Ways to Serve

Affirmation Europe Makes a Splash at London Pride and Explores New Ways to Serve

The Affirmation International Conference in London had representation from seven different counties across Europe: Canary Islands, England, Germany, Hungary, Northern Ireland, Spain and Sweden. European participants brought their stories and experiences, their cultures, their diversity, and their spoken languages.

First Affirmation Recife Conference

First Affirmation Recife Conference

The first Affirmation Recife conference was very expected by the LGBT mormons living in that area. It was a historical event, because much dedication and effort was given by each member.

"¡Abrir como una flor!"

“¡Abrir como una flor!”: Affirmation Colombia’s First Annual Conference

The Colombia conference deviated in some significant ways from the format we’ve developed for most other Affirmation conferences in the depth of ecumenical sharing and in the emphasis on non-cognitive ways of learning, experiencing and sharing.

AFIRMAÇÃO RESPONDE AO NOVO MANUAL DE INSTRUÇÕES

AFIRMAÇÃO RESPONDE AO NOVO MANUAL DE INSTRUÇÕES

Nós reafirmamos a divindade e dignidade de todos os filhos e filhas de Deus e todas as famílias e o potencial que cada uma delas tem para amar e se apoiar neste mundo e no próximo. Nós permanecemos na solidariedade com todos as crianças, indivíduos e famílias que foram empurradas para longe, e lamentamos com aqueles profundamente magoados por esta política.

A Beautiful Feeling of Being Lavished in Heavenly Love

A Beautiful Feeling of Being Lavished in Heavenly Love

Colin from Australia shares how his experience at the Affirmation Conference replaced guilt and shame with healing and “a real sense of self-acceptance and loving who I am.”

“I Learned this Weekend that God Answers Prayers”

“I Learned this Weekend that God Answers Prayers”

Report on the 2015 Affirmation México Conference: One of the most moving moments was when the young man who on Friday night had shared how much he hated being gay stood up and took the microphone and shared with the group how grateful he was for the conference and how he had for years thought that God didn’t love gay people and that God wouldn’t answer his prayers. He then told us, “I learned this weekend that God does answer prayers and that I am special.” It was one of the many miracles that resulted from the weekend.

“I know God lives. I know the Church is true.”

“I know God lives. I know the Church is true.”

There is a reason that LGBT Mormon testimony meetings are so powerful. It is because we have had to wade through rivers of doubt and climb mountains of rejection to know what we know. When we choose to put Gospel principles to the test, we must fight gravity, push against the current.