Affirmation Venezuela visits the LGBTQI+ Community Center of Mérida

April 29, 2023 |

Many united voices, to the clamor of the same feeling, are the key to success when you want to achieve the necessary changes for the construction of a more just…

Affirmation Chile held its 2023 national conference

April 29, 2023 |

The beautiful city of Concepción was the place chosen by the members of Affirmation in Chile for their 2023 national conference. It was from April 14 to 16 that the…

Marcial Fuenmayor, president of Afirmación Venezuela, sharing with members of the Human Rights Network of Zulia State.

Affirmation Venezuela is Now Part of REDHEZ

March 23, 2023 |

Affirmation Venezuela’s voice is important and a blessing as we work through positive actions toward change in partnership with REDHEZ. We will continue building a brilliant path along which all colors of creation are recognized.

Illustration of head, colorful, thoughtful.

Moving Beyond “It’s Not a Choice” as a Defense for LGBTQ+ Identities

March 23, 2023 |

“It’s not a choice” no longer has to be a defense of queerness and can instead be one of many ways of coming to and explaining a sexual and/or gender identity. This linguistic and conceptual shift is not only more inclusive and affirming of those who frame their queer identities in more agentic and experimental ways, but it also makes the question of whether a sexual or gender identity is “chosen” increasingly irrelevant.

Parents in Affirmation: Navigating Anti-LGBTQ Legislation

February 27, 2023 |

A discussion led by Neca Allgood on navigating the current anti-LGBTQ legislation happening throughout the country and how we can model and teach resilience in the face of discrimination. 

The Value of Friendship Celebrated by Affirmation Venezuela for Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2023 |

While those within Affirmation Venezuela celebrate friendship every day as an invaluable gift from our Heavenly Father, we recognize that this was a unique opportunity to celebrate this transcendent gift, as friendship is the salt of life.

Black History Month Spotlight: Mourning Loss and Honoring Life

February 5, 2023 |

As we open Black History Month – celebrated in several countries, including the United States – we mourn the death of another of our Black siblings, Tyre Nichols, at the hands of state violence. We hold our siblings of color in our hearts, minds, and arms right now, especially those in our intersectional community of Affirmation.

“Questions from the Closet” Answered at Surrey Stake Training and Devotional

February 5, 2023 |

A recent training and devotional hosted by the Surrey Stake in British Columbia, Canada, featuring Ben Schilaty and Charlie Bird, garnered some addition, some even calling it historic. Similar meetings have been happening in various stakes of the Church for quite some time, as leaders and members of the Church seek to better understand, love, and minister to LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saints.

Utah Transgender Medical Bill: The Definition of Discrimination

February 1, 2023 |

We recognize that LGBTQ+ people are targets of hate worldwide as they seek to proclaim their most authentic version of themselves. We condemn these actions and call on leaders, parents, allies, and queer folks to join us as we defend and uphold the fundamental human rights of LGBTQ+ individuals, especially equal treatment in health care.