News from Affirmation
Affirmation will continue to provide a place of safety and support for transgender, queer, and intersex people. We support this space where you can be fully authentic in your sexual, gender and spiritual diversity. You are worthy of respect and protection from discrimination. You are seen, you are needed, you are loved!
Affirmation Brazil is rolling up their sleeves to do something in their country to help these people. We are hosting a symposium and inviting other organizations helping the LGBT population on September 25th in São Paulo.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.