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The Affirmation LDS AIDS Memorial Quilt

May 24, 2014 |

Some were bittersweet requests, like, “Please tell me more about my uncle, father, brother, mission companion, BYU roommate…”

Memorial Service to Honor President Howard B. Anderson

January 26, 2014 |

We regret to announce the passing of Howard B. Anderson (May 24,1928 – January 21, 2014). As president of the Los Angeles Stake, Pres. Anderson sponsored in the mid-1990s the “Third Friday Group” which gathered once a month at the Westwood Ward (behind the Los Angeles Temple).

Memorial Service for David Melson Scheduled

September 30, 2013 |

A memorial service for former Affirmation President David Melson will be held on Saturday, October 12, at 2:00 PM at the headquarters of the Human Rights Campaign located at 1640 Rhode Island Ave NW, Washington, DC 20036. Nearest Metro Stop: Farragut North.

Sunday Plenary 2022 Affirmation International Conference

Sunday Plenary, 2022 Affirmation International Conference

October 24, 2022 |

The full Sunday plenary of the 2022 Affirmation International Conference, October 9th, 2022, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

45 Years of Affirmation

June 13, 2022 |

Today, Affirmation serves over 30,000 community members organized into three geographic areas, fifteen regions, and thirty-two chapters in addition to a number of faith-and-experience-based affinity groups.

Paul Mortensen Meeting with Group

A Farewell to Paul Mortensen

January 14, 2022 |

Paul Mortensen helped me feel at home with myself and to embrace both my Mormon and gay sides. In the beginning, I thought those two aspects of my life were forces pulling me in opposite directions. Paul helped me understand that both identities were important and that they were complementary: I did not have to choose one over the other.

Paul Mortensen

Remembering Paul Mortensen

January 11, 2022 |

He felt firmly that you could be a Mormon without letting church leaders tell you how to do it or that you were on the wrong path. He was the original guru of understanding and accepting your own identity as a gay Mormon. He always understood the purpose of Affirmation wasn’t to shape anyone’s beliefs but to help them find their own faith- wherever that took them.

Paul Mortensen

Paul Mortensen, Affirmation Co-Founder, Dies at 80

December 30, 2021 |

If you have ever participated in Affirmation’s communities of safety, love, and hope or felt the support of Affirmation’s network of mentors and peers, you have done so in the path that Paul blazed before you with love and as a visionary.


Submit Names and Photos for the International Conference In Memoriam

August 14, 2021 |

Over the years, this portion of the conference in memoriam has expanded included anyone that those within the Affirmation community have lost, whether they were lost to HIV/AIDs, suicide, COVID-19, or otherwise. This is an opportunity for our community to stop, pause, say their name, and be collectively empowered by their memory.