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What Is the Way?

What Is the Way?

I wish that they would understand that my desire is simple. I want to serve in the Gospel and I want to love someone like me. Why is it so difficult for them to understand?

Nathan Kitchen

Identifying Supportive Communities as an LGBTQ Mormon

Go and find your Waters of Mormon community in the way that feels safe and nourishing for you. Many supportive communities exist that allow you to either begin fresh or coexist with your existing communities where you still feel comfortable.

Mormons, Homosexuality, Change, and Uncertainty

Mormons, Homosexuality, Change, and Uncertainty

Gregory Prince traces the development in the Mormon Church’s handling of homosexuality, future possibilities for change, and how medicine has evolved its understanding. He discusses the need for gay, lesbian, and bisexual Mormons to have healthy relationships with the church.

John Gustav-Wrathall

Transformative Love

The purposes of Affirmation are fulfilled if we remain cohesive as an LGBTQ people; if we remain true to one another. So long as the purpose of the organization remains to provide safety and a space for learning for LGBTQ Mormons and former Mormons we will be fulfilling God’s plan for us.

Fear of Being Gay Led Me to Be More Devout until I Couldn’t Anymore

Fear of Being Gay Led Me to Be More Devout until I Couldn’t Anymore

Today, I’m incredibly happy being me. Over the years I’ve heard so many stories of individuals who grew up LDS and were cut off by their families when they came out. But being out and having my parents not just tolerate but warmly embrace me is such an amazing feeling.

Two Degrees off Center: Dress Code

Two Degrees off Center: Dress Code

When did conformity become more important than the freedom that Christ paid for through his atoning sacrifice? What would Jesus say to those so wrapped up in the color of shirts worn to church? This month, Rich Keys shares some experiences and imaginings on these questions.

Portrait Artist Melinda Hannah

Journeys of Faith Exhibit Coming to Affirmation International Conference

Through this art exhibit, Melinda seeks to open the hearts of those inside our religion who view others as “different,” and hopes to offer a pathway that helps all us love one another unconditionally—the same way she knows God loves each of us.

Ron Schow 2017 Mortensen Award Recipient

Call for 2018 Mortensen Award Nominations

The Mortensen Award was established to recognize outstanding leadership and service within Affirmation. It is the highest honor Affirmation can bestow upon an individual member. Submit nominations at any time, but no later than June 20, 2018.

Loss of Young Man Inspires Scholarship to Help Others Achieve Life Goals

Loss of Young Man Inspires Scholarship to Help Others Achieve Life Goals

Almost two years ago, Stockton; a seventeen-year-old who loved to swim, play guitar, and sing; was lost to suicide. The Stockton Powers Memorial Scholarship was launched this year to remember Stockton and to help other young people achieve their life goals.