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2018 Affirmation Collage

Resources and Support for Latter-day Saint Parents with LGBTQ Children

May 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Resources and Support for Latter-day Saint Parents with LGBTQ Children

Introduction Whether you are a parent of a gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer child who has recently come out or you are looking for information, resources, and support for…

Natashaa Helfer Parker Mormon Mental Health Podcast

Affirmation Leaders on Mormon Mental Health Podcast Discuss Policy Reversal

April 18, 2019 |

Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen and Senior Vice president Laurie Lee Hall discuss with Mormon Mental Health Podcast host Natasha Helfer Parker the impact of the reversal of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Day Saint’s November 2015 policy on gay families in the church on the LGBTQ Mormon community.

Silhouette Sparrow

My Fallen Sparrow

April 9, 2019 |

I’m drawn to Christ’s pronouncement (Matt 10:29) that not even a sparrow would fall to the ground without our Father knowing it. I grieved for all the fallen among LGBTQ Mormons, with no acknowledgement or expressed concern by the church.

Man Fire Escape

The November 2015 Policy Opened My Eyes and I Saw My Escape

April 7, 2019 |

I am grateful for everything that has happened. Not because of some revelation, but because of the growth that I had to experience. My eyes were opened up to some truths and I saw my escape route. I have begun really finding myself, thinking freely, and separating dogma from my life.

Woman Writing

My Letter to President Nelson Asking for the Policy to be Dropped

April 6, 2019 |

I want my friend back. She was the most Christlike person I ever knew. She lived Christ’s teaching literally. I want all the LDS LGBTQ youth and young adults we’ve lost to suicide back too.

Young Man Sad Depressed Black White

I Know He Didn’t Deserve the Sad Life We Gave Him

April 6, 2019 |

The sixty-year war the Mormon Church has waged on the LGBT+ community has cost people their lives. And even those of us who are survivors have suffered tremendously.

Crumpled Paper Trash Basket

The Reversal of the Exclusion Policy Means Nothing to Me, The Damage is Done

April 6, 2019 |

I am angered, I am hurt, I am concerned for those who have lost love, lost hope, lost connection with family, lost a loved one to suicide. I used to hold the church in the highest of esteem. Now I look today at the church as the Great and Abominable Whore of the world.

You Can Redact the Policy, but You Can’t Undo the Damage

April 6, 2019 |

I’m mad at all the hurt this has caused, only for it to all be undone 4 years later. I really wish the policy wasn’t put in place in the first place.

Boy with Bear

Two Degrees off Center: It Can Be Done

March 17, 2019 |

After all, it’s His name that’s on everything from the temples to the stationary, but having personally experienced both Gethsemane and His own crucifixion, He knows all too well that some things here on earth are best learned by sad experience and not just by a revelation to avoid it.