News from Affirmation

Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

Previous to accepting the invitation to serve as vice president, Laurie served as a powerful and indispensable member of Affirmation’s Board of Directors. She served as the head of our governance committee, consistently bringing insight and organizational prowess to Affirmation’s leadership team

Nathan Kitchen

Nathan Kitchen – Presidential Candidate Statement

As president of Affirmation, I want to see Affirmation flourish with a brightness of hope that will illuminate the most vulnerable in the LDS LGBTQ+ community. I want to see a robust network of supportive communities within Affirmation available for those who have made or are making their own reconciliation journey, where ever you are (or are not) on the faith spectrum.

2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

Following the announcement of the adoption of changes to the Affirmation Bylaws and Constitution, a call for presidential candidates was made during the 2018 Affirmation International Conference. The following is the plan for the 2018 Affirmation presidential election.

Kimberly Anderson Resigns as Affirmation Vice President

Kimberly Anderson Resigns as Affirmation Vice President

The Board of Affirmation expresses its deep gratitude for the passion, commitment, and care with which Kimberly served. Her voice and perspectives are needed in Affirmation. She will fulfill her three-year commitment as a QPR trainer in Affirmation’s suicide prevention program. We are better as an organization for her service.

It’s Time for Us All to Do Something about Suicide — Together

It’s Time for Us All to Do Something about Suicide — Together

For decades we have witnessed members of our community suffering. As an organization, Affirmation feels best positioned to be the first contact for those in the LGBTQ+ community who reside with fundamental risk factors, particularly the LDS & LGBTQ+ intersection.

Affirmation Board Proposes New Charter and Bylaws for Affirmation

Affirmation Board Proposes New Charter and Bylaws for Affirmation

The Affirmation Board of Directors is proposing a new Charter and Bylaws for Affirmation. Changes include the name of the organization, added language to Affirmation’s principles and values, roles of Affirmation leadership and staff, term of the President and more.

Berta Marquez

Berta Marquez

We remember with affection the calm, peaceful way that Berta reached out to others, her commitment to the poor and disfranchised, and how she opened her heart and her home to so many in need.

Portrait Artist Melinda Hannah

Journeys of Faith Exhibit Coming to Affirmation International Conference

Through this art exhibit, Melinda seeks to open the hearts of those inside our religion who view others as “different,” and hopes to offer a pathway that helps all us love one another unconditionally—the same way she knows God loves each of us.

Ron Schow 2017 Mortensen Award Recipient

Call for 2018 Mortensen Award Nominations

The Mortensen Award was established to recognize outstanding leadership and service within Affirmation. It is the highest honor Affirmation can bestow upon an individual member. Submit nominations at any time, but no later than June 20, 2018.