News from Affirmation
Here at the start of Pride Month, we are reminded that horrific injustice still exists today and that such injustice is rooted in racism. We invite the Affirmation community to celebrate Pride this month by joining us in committing to equality, justice, and liberation.
On May 5, 2020, Affirmation’s president, senior vice president, vice president, and director of operations hosted a live discussion about Affirmation as a nonprofit organization supporting the LGBTQIA+ Mormon community, how we’re staying connected in this time of COVID-19, and much more.
In times like these, community is so important. We know that there may be many in our community feeling anxious and isolated right now. We are blessed to be living in a time where we can continue to connect with others through various technological channels and that includes connecting with the Affirmation Community.
While applauding the increase in transparency and clarity the new handbook provides, Affirmation remains concerned that Church policy diminishes the lived experience of LGBTQ individuals.
Having served as Affirmation’s online content and data manager since 2017, Joel brings the right mix of talent, experience, and understanding to Affirmation’s senior staff position as director of operations.
At their conference held last month, Affirmation Brazil elected their next president who will serve for two years starting on January 1st, 2020. Elected was Alexsandro Barbosa who has been serving as vice president of Affirmation Brazil.
Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends is expanding its search for the newly created full-time position of Director of Operations.
Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends invites applicants for a newly created full-time position of Director of Operations. This position replaces the Executive Director position that is being phased out.
Affirmation acknowledges the steps today as positive, but recognizes there is still much work to be done to make the chapels of the church and the homes of families within the church safe and welcoming spaces for LGBTQ persons.