Affirmation Mexico Challenges Preconceptions Regarding Non-Binary Individuals
On January 2nd, 2022, Affirmation Mexico kicked off its activities for the year with a virtual training exploring gender theory and how our understanding of this subject is shaped by our life experiences. This activity provided us the opportunity to deconstruct our concepts about how non-binary individuals self-identify and their internal struggle to define who they are.
New Executive Committee Takes the Lead of Affirmation
On January 1st, Melissa-Malcolm King, Francisco Ruiz, and Kate Mower began their terms as president, senior vice president, and vice president of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends. This presidency forms Affirmation’s executive committee. The executive committee serves as the leadership of the board of directors and as the executive of the organization, overseeing its day-to-day work.
Reflections and Farewell from Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen
Four years ago, I entered this space as president of Affirmation because I love you. I could do so because I was first loved by you, my community of mentors and peers. I am grateful for your trust and the opportunity you have given me to take a turn for a season leading this great organization.
The 10 Most Read Affirmation Stories of 2022
Affirmation publishes stories that promote understanding, acceptance, and self-determination of individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. Here are the top ten most-read stories for 2022.
Alone No More, Singing with Gay Men’s Chorus at Washington D.C. Temple
The last time that I was here at the D.C. Temple was to sit in the lobby while the rest of my family got to see my sister and her husband get married and sealed in the temple, wondering why I had never felt more alone after failing my temple recommend interview.
Melissa-Malcolm King Elected as the Next President of Affirmation
Melissa-Malcolm wrote that they wanted to focus on “creating a broader opportunity to increase leadership development among marginalized groups, raising awareness and education for intersectional experiences, with a focus on supporting transgender, BIPOC, and disabled individuals.”
Autumn Marks the Passage of a Year of Growth for Affirmation Venezuela
Our hope and prayer are that every person within the LGBTQIA+ community whose heart has been wounded may heal through the refuge of love Affirmation Venezuela seeks to provide, where all may find solidarity and appreciation of learning.
Club Q Shooting: In the Shadow of an Evil, Violent Act
Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends is devastated and heartbroken for the lives lost and the injuries caused at the hand of a gunman at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Expressions of thoughts and prayers for the victims never feel enough in the shadow of such evil, violent acts.
Affirmation Expands Outreach to TikTok
Throughout its history, Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends has embraced new opportunities to connect with the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community, whether with a printed newsletter sent through the postal mail, early online discussion boards, our various social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And now, TikTok.