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Submit Names for the International Conference In Memoriam Program

September 7, 2020 |

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

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Carol Lynn Pearson to Keynote Affirmation International Conference

August 7, 2020 |

Carol Lynn Pearson has a long and impressive history as a writer, speaker and performer. She is particularly known for her advocacy of LGBTQ people in the church. Her memoir Goodbye, I Love You tells the story of her temple marriage to a gay man, their ultimate divorce, and her husband Gerald’s death from AIDS.

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Watch: Black Lives Matter Roundtable Dialogue

July 12, 2020 |

An enlightening and motivating discussion highlighting the important intersectionality of the LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter movements and the responsibility we all have to work for equality, justice, and liberation.

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Affirmation LIVE: Black Lives Matter Roundtable Dialogue

June 25, 2020 |

Join us on Wednesday, July 1st, at 7:00 PM MDT for what is sure to be an enlightening and motivating discussion highlighting the important intersectionality of the LGBTQ and Black Lives Matter movements and the responsibility we all have to work for equality, justice, and liberation.

COVID-19 Nocturno Patio de Luces by Jose Marco Lull

Affirmation community of LGBTQIA+ Mormons and allies staying connected amid pandemic

May 21, 2020 |

The need to stay connected has never been more important than it has been amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. From our chapters to the international organization, the Affirmation community is doing so much to meet this need in new ways that are likely to become a part of Affirmation for many years to come.

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Two Degrees off Center: It Is Not Good That Man Should Be Alone

May 14, 2020 |

All of us have been seriously affected by this evil little microbe, from rationing our toilet paper to being out of a job to a sudden and painful death of a person close to us. Fortunately, I’m better off than many others. I have plenty of TP, I’m retired, and I don’t know anyone close who’s suffered from it. I’ve also tested negative, and I stay six feet away from others and wear a mask whenever I make a run for essentials. But my biggest loss during this stay-at-home order—the issue that hits me where it really hurts—is not having someone to cuddle.

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Affirmation president’s efforts to improve relations between BYU and LGBTQ community

February 25, 2020 |

You can claim change when any privileges available to heterosexual people are available to homosexual people and any privileges available to cisgender people are available to transgender and gender non-binary people. Until then, we all have work to do for our marginalized population of LGBTQ students.

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Recognizing Our Individual Worth & Strength

December 3, 2019 |

The conference was an amazing experience, totally unlike anything I’ve ever experienced. I had never felt so much like my true self as at the conference, where I could be exactly as I am without being afraid. It was wonderful and I look forward to the next one, as it made all the difference for me.

What Makes a LGBTQ Heart Beat: A Response to President Nelson’s BYU Devotional

September 23, 2019 |

Like doctors and pilots, I didn’t make up the principles that govern LGBTQ mental health — we have merely discovered them and now use them daily to safeguard lives. I pray with my feet every day that Latter-day Saints will come to fully understand these discoveries too. We are all part of one body in Christ. May we see that each part however different is equally needed by us.