News from Affirmation

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Ensuring a safe and healthy community – Affirmation and COVID-19

March 17, 2020 |

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.

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New Church handbook provides some clarity but minimizes LGBTQ identities

February 19, 2020 |

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.

Joel McDonald

Affirmation names Joel McDonald as new director of operations

February 15, 2020 |

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.

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Affirmation Brazil Elects New President

December 8, 2019 |

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.

El Director de Operaciones informará a los tres miembros del Comité Ejecutivo.

Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends Expands Search to Hire a Director of Operations

October 1, 2019 |

Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends is expanding its search for the newly created full-time position of Director of Operations.

El Director de Operaciones informará a los tres miembros del Comité Ejecutivo.

Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends Invites Applicants for Director of Operations

July 24, 2019 |

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: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends

Affirmation Applauds Reversal of the November 2015 Policy on Gay Families, Acknowledges Continuing Pain

April 4, 2019 |

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.

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Affirmation USA/Canada Regional Teams Organized

March 12, 2019 |

On March 10th, President Nathan Kitchen conducted a meeting of the newly-formed United States/Canada Area Committee to discuss the next stage in Affirmation’s chapter development initiative: organizing (or re-organizing) 33 local chapters.

Affirmation Remains Committed to Conversion Therapy Ban until Every Youth Is Safe

March 11, 2019 |

We affirm that LGBTQ youth and adults are not broken and do not need to be “changed” or “fixed” in any way from the beautiful souls that they are.