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The 10 Most Read Stories of 2021

The 10 Most Read Stories of 2021

December 30, 2021 |

Here are the top 10 most-read stories from Affirmation published in 2021. Stories published on the Affirmation website are from, for, or about the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community around the world.

2021 International Conference Parents and Allies Panel

Parent and Ally Panel, 2021 Affirmation International Conference

December 29, 2021 |

Parents & Allies had the opportunity to hear the experiences & wisdom from a spectrum of LGBTQIA+ adults. Our goal is to bring a perspective of hope for the future of our LGBTQIA+ youth. The audience had an opportunity to write questions to pose to the panel. This panel has been so powerful that it has become an annual event.

2021 Int Conf 9-11 Opening with Emmett

Emmett Preciado, 2021 Affirmation International Conference

December 29, 2021 |

The opening session of the 2021 Affirmation International Conference on September 11, 2021. Featuring a welcome from Affirmation President Nathan R. Kitchen and a talk from featured speaker actor and singer-songwriter Emmett Preciado.

Limited Number of ’21 International Conference Pins Available

December 23, 2021 |

This year, conference attendees had the opportunity to receive a limited edition enamel pin featuring the 2021 Affirmation International Conference logo and theme in English, Spanish, and Portuguese as a keepsake and reminder of their conference experience; a physical piece of a virtual conference. Only 250 of these pins were created. Less than 24 pins remain available.

Zoom Meeting

Spanish and Portuguese to English Interpreters Needed for Virtual Meetings

December 22, 2021 |

Affirmation is seeking volunteer Spanish-English and Portuguese-English interpreters for various virtual meetings being held by Affirmation international and other Affirmation communities around the world.

General Handbook

Baptism Hurdle Removed for Some Gays, Lesbians, and Bisexuals

December 22, 2021 |

Previously, these individuals would need to be interviewed by a mission president before being cleared for baptism. With the new handbook, missionaries can conduct the baptismal interview as they would for any other person seeking baptism into the Church, removing a hurdle for those with past same-sex sexual relationships.

Watch Now: Affirmation Christmas Devotional

December 20, 2021 |

Virtual Christmas devotional hosted by Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends on December 19, 2021, featuring a sharing of the Christmas story from a queer perspective and beautiful musical numbers to celebrate the Christmas season.

Celebrating the True Meaning of Christmas

December 20, 2021 |

We came together to celebrate Christmas, recognizing the blessings received and hope for those yet to come. We hope that this is the beginning of the work to change the lives of so many of God’s children, whose colors shine as a testimony of the love of Christ in this earthly life.

Milestones in My History

December 6, 2021 |

Over time, I learned and developed the courage to come to terms with being gay and Mormon without contradicting my fundamental faith, a faith important to me as it connects me to those who have taught me in the past who have migrated to the invisible world.