Blaire Ostler moderates a panel discussion featuring queer student leaders from Brigham Young University campuses in Utah, Idaho, and Hawaii.
On August 8, the second face-to-face and virtual meeting of Affirmation Venezuela took place. The central theme of the activity was “The love of our Heavenly Father for His children”, with the participation of the speaker and active member of Affirmation Mexico, Rubén Chávez.
You cannot build walls and fortresses to keep them out, for they are already a part of us, already a part of the sealed network of Saints. But you can use musket fire to drive them out from among you, from their spiritual home and from their families, through exclusionary positions and rejecting behavior.
We’ve seen it before. Events occur, but the arc of the history of this painful intersection between the LDS church and their LGBTQ members is bending towards eventual fellowship and perhaps even equity.
Learn more about the “best youth conference on the planet,” the youth track of the 2021 Affirmation International Conference. In this fireside, leaders of the youth track share their experiences and hopes for the youth attending the conference.
Over the years, this portion of the conference in memoriam has expanded included anyone that those within the Affirmation community have lost, whether they were lost to HIV/AIDs, suicide, COVID-19, or otherwise. This is an opportunity for our community to stop, pause, say their name, and be collectively empowered by their memory.
The creation of this role to support Affirmation Latin America and the hiring of Alejandro is a critical step in improving the organization of Affirmation in the area and increasing support for Affirmation leaders there.
Affirmation is pleased to announce the appointment of Vaughn Larsen as the president of the Affirmation Intermountain West Region. We are grateful for the willingness of all our leaders to volunteer their time and talents to create communities of safety, love, and hope for LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saints and their families and friends.
This conference is for the entire LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community, including current and former members of the Church, family members, friends, and church leaders. You won’t want to miss it. Here are three reasons you should register for the conference!