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Identity Is at the Core of Our Being and Helps Us Understand Who We Are

Identity Is at the Core of Our Being and Helps Us Understand Who We Are

What do we do when we begin to realize that our evolving identity, the genuine identity that causes us to be happy, the one we feel called into, the one that is honest, no longer fits or meshes within a culture?

Being in a Mixed-Orientation Marriage Is Not Something We Would Ever Have Chosen on Purpose

Being in a Mixed-Orientation Marriage Is Not Something We Would Ever Have Chosen on Purpose

In our, very, very, Mormon world, being gay was just… never an option. It was so far outside the realm of something we’d even considered possible that, by the time we accepted it for what it was, we were married with children, our lives inextricably entangled.

I Do Remember That the Thought Kept Going through My Mind, “Where Do We Go from Here?”

I Do Remember That the Thought Kept Going through My Mind, “Where Do We Go from Here?”

I took a deep breath, sat down on the bed with my face to the wall and my back to my husband. He said something about my needing to hear him out and not overreact. I agreed, and finally, he said, “I am gay.”

Two Degrees off Center: The Job Interview

Two Degrees off Center: The Job Interview

All of us approach general conference in our own way, based on where we are and what is right for us. That’s between us and God or our higher power. Keep an open mind, and allow yourself the opportunity to discover something you didn’t know before that speaks truth to you. The source may surprise you.

Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

Previous to accepting the invitation to serve as vice president, Laurie served as a powerful and indispensable member of Affirmation’s Board of Directors. She served as the head of our governance committee, consistently bringing insight and organizational prowess to Affirmation’s leadership team

Nathan Kitchen

Nathan Kitchen – Presidential Candidate Statement

As president of Affirmation, I want to see Affirmation flourish with a brightness of hope that will illuminate the most vulnerable in the LDS LGBTQ+ community. I want to see a robust network of supportive communities within Affirmation available for those who have made or are making their own reconciliation journey, where ever you are (or are not) on the faith spectrum.

Two Degrees off Center: April Fools’ Day

Two Degrees off Center: April Fools’ Day

When we make up our minds after only reading the first paragraph of a person, we miss the value of listening and learning from others and really valuing their uniqueness and what makes them special.

2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

Following the announcement of the adoption of changes to the Affirmation Bylaws and Constitution, a call for presidential candidates was made during the 2018 Affirmation International Conference. The following is the plan for the 2018 Affirmation presidential election.

Fighting for a Place in the Sun as LGBTQ Mormons

Fighting for a Place in the Sun as LGBTQ Mormons

Our time here has a purpose. You were born LGBT. You were born to lead and fight for this cause, and that is our privilege. We want to have the opportunity to prove that we are worthy and enlightened as members of the LGBT community and as members of the LGBT Mormon community.