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Cristina Moraes

Call for 2021 Mortensen Award Nominations

May 22, 2021 |

This award is named in honor of Paul Mortensen, the first to receive it and one of the founders of Affirmation, and is the highest honor Affirmation can bestow upon an individual member. We call upon all members and supporters of Affirmation to nominate worthy candidates for this award for 2021.

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Call for International Conference Workshop and Musical Number Proposals

May 22, 2021 |

The International Conference Planning Committee is seeking workshop and musical number proposals for consideration for inclusion in the 2021 Affirmation International Conference. The conference is being held virtually on September 11th, 12th, 18th, and 19th.

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Affirmation Prepares for Pride as US Covid-19 Vaccine Adoption Increases

May 21, 2021 |

With the number of individuals in the US getting vaccinated increasing and the number of COVID-19 cases decreasing, Pride organizers are looking forward to bringing the LGBTQIA+ community together in person again. In many places, Affirmation will be there.

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Affirmation Venezuela: A Seed Sown with Love and Hope

May 7, 2021 |

Affirmation Venezuela represents a seed of hope that is today sown with love to bring about abundant fruit in the near future; a future in which the light of Affirmation can illuminate the lives of many LGBTQIA+ individuals in this country

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Utah Supreme Court Affirms Right of Transgender Individuals to Update Their Sex

May 7, 2021 |

The Utah Supreme Court issued an opinion affirming the right of transgender individuals to update their sex on legal documentation. The opinion states, “A person has a common-law right to change facets of their personal legal status, including their sex designation.”

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The Rise of the Celebrated Celibate and Single Sexual Minority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

May 3, 2021 |

We care about you, and we understand the pressure cooker of the LGBTQ/Latter-day Saint intersection because we stand there and have stood there. We know the true power of your story and receive it in the spirit in which you delivered it. Not as a weapon or a currency, but as a celebration of the power of the queer soul.

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What We Can Learn from Improv for Constructive Dialogue in Affirmation

April 23, 2021 |

Assume the best intentions of others in our community, find the empathy needed to be compassionate toward others and their circumstances, and allow for the hearing or reading of experiences and beliefs that counter our own without feeling the need to defend our place on our individual journeys.

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New Leadership in the Affirmation Pacific Region

April 20, 2021 |

Affirmation is pleased to announce the appointment of the Affirmation Pacific Region leadership team. We thank these leaders for volunteering their time and talents to create communities of safety, love, and hope for LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saints and their families and friends.

2021 Affirmation International Conference Lighting the World Together

2021 International Conference Theme and Logo Contest

April 8, 2021 |

We’re pleased to announce the theme for our 2021 Affirmation International Conference: Lighting the World Together. Graphic designers are invited to participate in a conference logo design contest.