News from Affirmation

A meeting to unite voices in a single feeling

June 26, 2023 |

On Wednesday, May 17, 2023, the International Day Against LGBTQI+phobia was commemorated, a terrible social scourge that affects the lives of millions of people in our community, today, in the…

Utah Transgender Medical Bill: The Definition of Discrimination

February 1, 2023 |

We recognize that LGBTQ+ people are targets of hate worldwide as they seek to proclaim their most authentic version of themselves. We condemn these actions and call on leaders, parents, allies, and queer folks to join us as we defend and uphold the fundamental human rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, especially equal treatment in health care.

Monterey Park Lunar New Year Shooting: Holding Space in Time of Immense Sorrow

January 24, 2023 |

As a community, we are no strangers to this loss, and we rally around and support the Asian-American members of our queer community who these events have most impacted. We recognize the contributions of Asian Americans in defending the rights of ALL citizens and, with the same compassion, hold space for these beloved communities during their time of immense sorrow.

New Executive Committee Takes the Lead of Affirmation

January 8, 2023 |

On January 1st, Melissa-Malcolm King, Francisco Ruiz, and Kate Mower began their terms as president, senior vice president, and vice president of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends. This presidency forms Affirmation’s executive committee. The executive committee serves as the leadership of the board of directors and as the executive of the organization, overseeing its day-to-day work.

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Melissa-Malcolm King Elected as the Next President of Affirmation

December 4, 2022 |

Melissa-Malcolm wrote that they wanted to focus on “creating a broader opportunity to increase leadership development among marginalized groups, raising awareness and education for intersectional experiences, with a focus on supporting transgender, BIPOC, and disabled individuals.”

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Affirmation Expands Outreach to TikTok

November 20, 2022 |

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.

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Francisco Ruiz Receives 2022 Affirmation Mortensen Award

October 11, 2022 |

Francisco Ruiz has served in numerous leadership roles in Affirmation and has supported other leaders and members worldwide to make a difference in the lives of others. He is the recipient of the 2022 Affirmation Mortensen Award.

Melissa-Malcolm King Seeks Election as Affirmation President, Nominates Vice Presidents

October 11, 2022 |

Current Affirmation Board Member Melissa-Malcolm King was the only presidential candidate to declare by the October 7 deadline and has nominated fellow board members Francisco Ruiz and Kate Mower as senior vice president and vice president, respectively. Once elected and ratified, they will begin their service on January 1st, 2023.

It’s Not Too Late to Register for the Affirmation International Conference

September 25, 2022 |

It’s not too late to register to attend what is sure to be a fun and affirming experience for all along the spectrums of sexual orientation, gender identity, belief, and relationship with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.