Affirmation International Conference

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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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Become a Sustaining Member of Affirmation and Register for International Conference for Free

September 6, 2020 |

In appreciation for their support, sustaining members receive discounts to Affirmation conferences. With the Affirmation International Conference being virtual this year, it was decided that current and new sustaining members would have the option to register for the conference at no cost.

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Dustin Lance Black to be Interviewed by Blaire Ostler at Affirmation International Conference

September 6, 2020 |

The highlight of the September 26th opening session of the Affirmation International Conference is sure to be an interview of Academy Award® winning filmmaker, writer, and social activist Dustin Lance Black by Blaire Ostler.

2019 Affirmation International Conference

2019 Affirmation International Conference

June 21, 2019 |

Being your authentic self can be a revolutionary act. Whether it’s being open with your sexual orientation, expressing your gender identity, or practicing your faith; just being you can be…

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Two Degrees off Center: If Your Dog Were Gay…

June 6, 2019 |

I offer this original poem in the hope it will help this world and the people in it to take a few deep breaths, let go of the fear and stress from their minds and bodies, and get back to the truth that is the love of a dog and why we call him Man’s Best Friend.

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Two Degrees off Center: The Fear of One

May 2, 2019 |

If you attend the Affirmation International Conference next month, find a stranger and get to know them. It may be the only time each year they can be who they really are in front of others…and you’ll leave with a greater love for your fellow man, whoever or wherever they may be.

Cristina Moraes 2018 International Conference

Fighting for a Place in the Sun as LGBTQ Mormons

July 28, 2018 |

Our time here has a purpose. You were born LGBT. You were born to lead and fight for this cause, and that is our privilege. We want to have the opportunity to prove that we are worthy and enlightened as members of the LGBT community and as members of the LGBT Mormon community.

Savannah Stevenson

The Trials That Bring Us to Where We Are

July 27, 2018 |

I know that things don’t always work out beautifully. They certainly don’t for me. In the times that my life gets really really hard, it helps to remind me that God does have a plan for me, that He does care for me, and that He can see the full picture when I can only see part.

Dani Jones 2018 International Conference

Following Where Life Pulls Us: Becoming the Person We Want to Be

July 27, 2018 |

What do we truly want? What does God want us to be? If we are not honest with ourselves on this journey, we risk losing our very worth. If we deny another’s chance to live honestly, we put them in danger. Follow wherever life pulls you; whether you believe that pull is from God or from your own intuition, just follow it.