News from Affirmation
Savannah Stevenson is a British television and theatre actress. She is best known for starring as Glinda in the London production of Wicked, playing the role for almost 3 years and at 1,000 performances. Savannah also portrays Mary, Mother of Jesus in the LDS Bible Videos.
We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2018 Affirmation Annual International Conference. This year’s conference is taking place from July 20 to July 22 in Salt Lake City. Join with LGBTQIA Mormons, their family members, and friends from around the world at the 2018 Affirmation International Conference.
We wish to express that as LGBTQ individuals, we experience love most fully when our agency is honored, when our stories are heard and believed, and when the language we use to identify ourselves is used and respected. We in Affirmation extend a hand of collaboration to help meet the diverse needs of the members of the LDS church.
The Internet is the safest way for LGBT Mormons to access information that is literally life-saving. The stories of others like them help them to realize they are not alone, and to see diverse examples of others who are leading happy, healthy, productive, spiritual lives. Making sure that that content is accessible and easy to find and that it actually connects with our target audiences is crucial to our mission. This web team will serve our English, Spanish, and Portuguese communities, helping to expand the reach of Affirmation.
Laurie Lee Hall, trans activist and former LDS Church architect, and Jairo Fernando González Díaz, descendent of some of the first LDS converts in Colombia, are the newest members of the Affirmation Board.
The Dominican Republic and Caribbean Affirmation Mormons LGBT, Families and Friends Chapter -www.afirmaciondiminicana.org- will host its first International Conference in Santo Domingo on 18-20 of August on the current year.
Ideal candidates will have a strong understanding of and deep personal commitment to the mission and vision of Affirmation, and will take personal responsibility for the accomplishment of that mission and implementation of that vision. They will be strongly internally motivated and detail oriented. They will love working with and empowering others. They will have grant-writing and fundraising experience. They will have strong verbal and written communication skills in English, Spanish and/or Portuguese. Further details about the proposed position can be found in the attached job description.
Join us in the Land of Zion, May 13-15, 2016, for the “No More Strangers” Leadership & Spiritual Retreat Weekend. To be held at the beautiful Lake Doniphan Conference and Retreat Center in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. We define leadership as service. Anybody who is interested in getting involved in the work of strengthening and supporting LGBT Mormons, and who wants to get more involved in the work of Affirmation is invited to join us.
We will be exploring themes related to claiming our faith, claiming our space in Zion, and creating communities where there are “no more strangers.” We will explore history, spirituality, vital skills for leadership in the LGBT Mormon community.