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Support May Help Curb Suicide Among Gay Youths

April 18, 2011 |

Gay youths are much less likely to attempt suicide when they live in communities where they feel they have some support, either through gay/lesbian groups at school or simply because more same-sex couples live in the area, new research has found.

Research

Utah Suicide Stats Alarming

May 1, 2007 |

from The Salt Lake Tribune May 2007 It was as a father —not a public official— that Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff spoke Thursday at the unveiling of a statewide…

45 Years of Affirmation

June 13, 2022 |

Today, Affirmation serves over 30,000 community members organized into three geographic areas, fifteen regions, and thirty-two chapters in addition to a number of faith-and-experience-based affinity groups.

2022 Affirmation Connections Recordings Available to All

May 2, 2022 |

As Affirmation begins to return to in-person activities and conferences worldwide, it is important that the beautiful virtual connections created over the past two years are not lost. That’s why we hosted Affirmation Connections on April 23, 2022.

Four Seasons

My life in four seasons

November 11, 2021 |

Little by little, things were softer, more tolerant, more respectful. Little by little there was more LOVE. I understood, finally, that Heavenly Father loved me. Despite having to endure the occasional winter. The sun continued to shine.

Richard Byrd and Husband

Faith, finding myself, finding love

October 5, 2021 |

I still love the Lord, and I remember the spiritual and sacred events I’ve had in my life. I suppose this is the inner turmoil many of us feel as we reflect on our experience in the Church, who we thought we would be, and who we are today.

First Affirmation Film Forum in Venezuela

September 24, 2021 |

Affirmation Venezuela held its first quarterly film forum. The aim of his activity is to raise awareness of, educate, and discuss different issues that concern our community that as reflected by popular films. On this occasion, the film selected was by renowned American director and writer, Joel Edgerton, titled Boy Erased.

The Destruction from 9-11

Hundreds, thousands, millions of times

September 24, 2021 |

20 years ago, that was a day of such loss, there are no words to describe it. We hear about the total numbers. And total numbers continue since then. This many killed and injured in this shooting, this battle, this riot, this war, this pandemic, this school, this hospital, this famine. There are so many, I can’t comprehend it.

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Submit Names and Photos for the International Conference In Memoriam

August 14, 2021 |

Over the years, this portion of the conference in memoriam has expanded included anyone that those within the Affirmation community have lost, whether they were lost to HIV/AIDs, suicide, COVID-19, or otherwise. This is an opportunity for our community to stop, pause, say their name, and be collectively empowered by their memory.