News from Affirmation

2022 Affirmation Connections Recordings Available to All

May 2, 2022 |

As Affirmation begins to return to in-person activities and conferences worldwide, it is important that the beautiful virtual connections created over the past two years are not lost. That’s why we hosted Affirmation Connections on April 23, 2022.

2022 International Conference Theme and Logo Contest

April 28, 2022 |

We’re pleased to announce the theme for our 2022 Affirmation International Conference: Rooted in Love. Graphic designers are invited to participate in a conference logo design contest. Design submissions are due by May 15th.

Dates and Location of the 2022 Affirmation International Conference

March 24, 2022 |

We are excited to once again embrace LGBTQIA+ current and former Latter-day Saints from around the world at the 2022 Affirmation International Conference. After two years of being virtual, we are returning in person to the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, UT, October 7-9.

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Laurie Lee Hall Returns to Affirmation Leadership as Vice President

February 28, 2022 |

Laurie wrote, “As I return to the leadership of the oldest and largest LGBTQIA-led organization at the Queer/Latter-day Saint intersection, I renew my commitment to help each of you to define your individual journey — rather than being defined by others — including power centers to whom we may have once yielded our authority.”

Affirmation President to Speak at UVU Humanities Symposium

January 29, 2022 |

Nathan Kitchen, president of Affirmation, will give an address at Utah Valley University on Thursday, February 17th at 11:30 am MST during the University’s Humanities Symposium. You can attend the address live at the Fulton Library Auditorium on the UVU campus in Orem, Utah, or watch it via live stream.

2021 Affirmation International Conference Lighting the World Together

2021 International Conference Theme and Logo Contest

April 8, 2021 |

We’re pleased to announce the theme for our 2021 Affirmation International Conference: Lighting the World Together. Graphic designers are invited to participate in a conference logo design contest.

Affirmation Congratulates Encircle’s Efforts to Create Eight New Houses

February 25, 2021 |

Affirmation offers its enthusiastic congratulations to Encircle on the announcement of eight new Encircle houses coming to various cities in Arizona, Idaho, Nevada, and Utah. The success of its first house in Provo, Utah helped uncover unmet needs in the local community, especially the need for a physical place of safety for LGBTQ+ youth to gather and make connections.

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Affirmation Members Input Invited on Charter and Bylaws

January 22, 2021 |

All members of Affirmation are invited to review the organization’s current Charter and Bylaws and provide any written input they may have to the Governance Committee. If you are a current member of Affirmation, please check your email for information on how to provide written input on the organization’s Charter and Bylaws.

New EC and Board Members

New Affirmation Executive Committee and Board Members

January 3, 2021 |

A new executive committee and four new board members began their service on January 1st. Learn more about these leaders and how they serve in Affirmation.