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Mormons Building Bridges to Walk for Suicide Prevention

June 16, 2013 |

September 14 at 11:00 AM By Doree Jo Ashcraft Burt Mormons Building Bridges is partnering with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention at their Out of the Darkness Community Walk, September…

Joshua Behn

On the Suicide of Chris Beers: A Call to Action

March 27, 2012 |

I can tell you without a doubt, that what we are doing is definitely making a difference. It is through small and simple things that great things come to pass. Within chaos theory there is the idea that “a butterfly flaps its wings in California and creates a monsoon in China,” and so it is with Affirmation.

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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.

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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…

Nathan Kitchen Western Arizona Desert

The Transformative Power of You: Be a Part of the Life-Giving Work of Affirmation in 2021

January 2, 2021 |

A part of Affirmation’s new vision is to not only be a place to land and heal, but to also be a place where you can share. No matter your time restraints, your interests, your belief or non-belief, Affirmation has a place for you where you can share meaningful service in ways that interest you.

El Tiempo Affirmation Colombia Reporting Award

Inclusive Religious Organizations Report Featuring Affirmation Colombia Wins Award

November 22, 2020 |

An August 2019 El Tiempo investigative report titled “Inclusive Religious Make Up the Resistance” and featuring Affirmation Colombia won a 2020 Ortega y Gasset Award. The report highlighted several religious organizations inclusive of sexual and gender minorities in contrast to the efforts of conservative politicians and organizations in Colombia marginalizing this community.

Whoso Shall Offend One of These Little Ones – The Illicit Weaponizing of Scripture

October 16, 2020 |

To tell our youth that any sexual activity is tantamount to murder and to threaten them with God’s wrath is not only dishonest: it is destructive. Our youth want to do the right things; they believe their parents and church leaders. Their spirituality—like the emotional, social, intellectual and sexual aspects of their lives—is undergoing rapid and precarious development. These are not times for unfounded exaggerations and threats of damnation.

Embracing Gender Diversity in Our Communities and Congregations

Embracing Gender Diversity in Our Communities and Congregations, 2020 Affirmation International Conference

October 14, 2020 |

Session presented by Samantha Taylor at the 2020 Affirmation International Conference, a conference hosted annually by Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends for the entire LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community. This year’s conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Plenary Carol Lynn Pearson

Plenary with Carol Lynn Pearson, 2020 Affirmation International Conference

October 14, 2020 |

Opening session featuring author and activist Carol Lynn Pearson from the 2020 Affirmation International Conference, a conference hosted annually by Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends for the entire LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community. This year’s conference was held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.