Students and faculty start in Laie, Affirmation Hawaii, a safe haven for the LGBTQ+ community

April 4, 2020

Hawaii Chapter First Activity

Affirmation Hawaii Chapter’s first activity on February 22, 2020.

Leiani Brown | Ke Alaka’i

National non-profit organization Affirmation LGBTQ Mormons Family and Friends, began its first Hawaii chapter in the Laie community this year, said organizers, due to a need voiced by BYU–Hawaii students and faculty.

Four self-described “out and proud” BYUH students and one faculty member make up the newly formed presidency of Affirmation Hawaii Chapter. On Feb. 22 they said they held their opening social at a home of a community member expecting maybe a dozen people to show up but 45 people attended.

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