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International Conference In Memoriam Submission

July 25, 2021 | Comments Off on International Conference In Memoriam Submission

Over 30 years ago, with our community impacted by the AIDS epidemic, Affirmation began to dedicate a portion of its annual conference to remember those who we lost. Over the…

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The Rise of the Celebrated Celibate and Single Sexual Minority in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

May 3, 2021 |

We care about you, and we understand the pressure cooker of the LGBTQ/Latter-day Saint intersection because we stand there and have stood there. We know the true power of your story and receive it in the spirit in which you delivered it. Not as a weapon or a currency, but as a celebration of the power of the queer soul.

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.

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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.

Affirmation LIVE BLM Roundtable

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.