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Affirmation Implements New Suicide Prevention Initiative

Affirmation Implements New Suicide Prevention Initiative

Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the LDS Foundation, QPR Institute training on suicide prevention will be provided to Affirmation leaders and at Affirmation conferences worldwide. Affirmation will also make training on trauma and suicide prevention available online at no cost.

A Grandmother’s Miracle for Her Family at the Affirmation International Conference

A Grandmother’s Miracle for Her Family at the Affirmation International Conference

Sue Williams, a grandmother of a gay Mormon, shares the much prayed for miracle for her family she witnessed while attending the 2017 Affirmation International Conference in Provo, Utah, September 22nd through the 24th, 2017.

A Grandfather’s Heart Changed at the Affirmation International Conference

A Grandfather’s Heart Changed at the Affirmation International Conference

Dennis Williams, a grandfather of a gay Mormon, shares the deepening understanding wonderful change of heart he experienced while attending the 2017 Affirmation International Conference in Provo, Utah, September 22nd through the 24th, 2017.

Affirmation Board Proposes New Charter and Bylaws for Affirmation

Affirmation Board Proposes New Charter and Bylaws for Affirmation

The Affirmation Board of Directors is proposing a new Charter and Bylaws for Affirmation. Changes include the name of the organization, added language to Affirmation’s principles and values, roles of Affirmation leadership and staff, term of the President and more.

Gay Marriage and Faith in Christ

Gay Marriage and Faith in Christ

I feel distant, but at the same time not, from the church. I feel far away in the physical sense, not knowing sometimes how to introduce my husband, but close because I am with my Heavenly Father, and being close to Him unites me with the church and unifies my marriage.

I Have Worth and I Live According to my Worth

I Have Worth and I Live According to my Worth

Each of us needs to transition from confusion and discomfort to wholeness and peace, where we realize that our queerness is an intrinsic part of our worth and say, “I have worth,” and live according to that worth.

It Took a Long Time to Realize Who I Am as Nobody Ever Talked about Girls Being Gay

It Took a Long Time to Realize Who I Am as Nobody Ever Talked about Girls Being Gay

People ought to be made aware that there’s a very good chance there’s a queer person sitting in their class, closeted or not, and I’m grateful to be at a place in my life where I can make sure they’re aware of it.

Two Degrees off Center: The Coming Out that Wasn’t

Two Degrees off Center: The Coming Out that Wasn’t

“Suddenly I was in a totally new world. Doors opened to new rooms I never realized I had. The lights came up, but I didn’t want it to end. I’d discovered something new about me that was an authentic part of who I was. I didn’t fully understand it yet, but I knew it would be a part of me and change my life forever.”

Berta Marquez

Berta Marquez

We remember with affection the calm, peaceful way that Berta reached out to others, her commitment to the poor and disfranchised, and how she opened her heart and her home to so many in need.