I’d never been involved in political causes and had never been to a political rally in Utah. That changed after 2011 when my son Grayson discovered that he was FtM transgender. I was horrified to discover that it was still legal to discriminate against my child because of his gender identity, or against others because of their sexual orientation.
It seems odd for us to apply the term “allies” to parents. In a normal world, every child simply assumes that their fiercest, most loving defenders are and will always be their parents. The term “parent” ought to be synonymous with “ally.” Unfortunately, we don’t necessarily live in a world where that can automatically be assumed. In the meantime, we are deeply grateful to parents who — sometimes quietly, sometimes boisterously — stand by our sides and let us know through action and through words that family matters, and that we are family.
Just as the New York Times recently called Taiwan a “beacon” for gays in Asia, I am hopeful the church here will become the same thing for Latter-day Saints in other Asian areas.
We welcome you to the new Spanish Affirmation page: afirmacion.org. This website can be the beginning of a new perspective for your life, or your family and friends. We are constantly adding new authentic content and we hope you can find the answers you are looking for.
Women have been there for me at every important juncture of my life and in my search for personal meaning. I want to be there for them too. If the brothers don’t care enough about the needs and the pain of our sisters to take the time to listen, and if we aren’t willing to listen deeply enough to discern a way to make a difference, to make things better, we’ve failed.
Sunday, April 21at 5:00 PM in Provo On Sunday, April 21, at 5:00 PM Berta Marquez will speak at an LDS Family Fellowship Forum to be held in the Northwest Auditorium of…
We welcome you to return to Salt Lake City for Affirmation’s 2013 Annual General Conference: “New Frontiers,” to be held September 13-15 at the Guesthouse and Conference Center of the University of Utah.
I am proud to stand with Affirmation today as we are creating a space for all LGBT Mormons
A new online forum seeks to discuss the LGBT Mormon experience from a variety of perspectives.