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Troy Mitchell Mortensen Award

Troy Mitchell receives 2021 Affirmation Mortensen Award

September 24, 2021 |

Troy has demonstrated long-term and successful leadership and service in Affirmation. He not only began Fathers in Affirmation, but he also served as the Affirmation Intermountain West Region president, supporting chapters from Canada to Arizona. Affirmation is changed for the better for the work Troy Mitchell has done.

First Affirmation Film Forum in Venezuela

September 24, 2021 |

Affirmation Venezuela held its first quarterly film forum. The aim of his activity is to raise awareness of, educate, and discuss different issues that concern our community that as reflected by popular films. On this occasion, the film selected was by renowned American director and writer, Joel Edgerton, titled Boy Erased.

Light Prism Rainbow

“Many Colors, One Light” from the 2021 Affirmation International Conference

September 24, 2021 |

We have a great deal of joy and enthusiasm in our hearts following the International Conference, as it provided an opportunity for us to edify one another and our multicolored and luminous souls as we testified of the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father for His children and that authenticity is a virtue that should always shine as a testimony of His infinite mercy for us.

The Destruction from 9-11

Hundreds, thousands, millions of times

September 24, 2021 |

20 years ago, that was a day of such loss, there are no words to describe it. We hear about the total numbers. And total numbers continue since then. This many killed and injured in this shooting, this battle, this riot, this war, this pandemic, this school, this hospital, this famine. There are so many, I can’t comprehend it.

BYU Queer Student Leaders Panel

Watch Now: BYU Queer Student Leaders Panel from the 2021 Affirmation International Conference

September 18, 2021 |

Blaire Ostler moderates a panel discussion featuring queer student leaders from Brigham Young University campuses in Utah, Idaho, and Hawaii.

Venezuela 2nd Mtg

From Affirmation Venezuela, Heavenly Father’s Love for His Children

August 29, 2021 |

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.

Season Tree

Protect Your Queer Children Under the Boughs of Love

August 28, 2021 |

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.

BYU Idaho Honor Code

Holland’s BYU Address Merely an Event in the Arc of History

August 27, 2021 |

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.

Parents Fireside on the Youth Track of the 2021 Affirmation International Conference

August 26, 2021 |

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.