California

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.

LDS LGBT/SSA, Families and Friends to Meet in Bakersfield, CA

May 24, 2013 |

An LDS LGBT support group, open to non-LDS as well, is about to be launched in Bakersfield, California.

Homeless Man on Bench

One Night in San Francisco: Affirmation’s Two Senior Officers Homeless and on the Street

October 25, 2010 |

Neither of us will ever again be able to look through a homeless person as if he or she were invisible; we will never see a person curled up in a doorway late at night or early in the morning and not have a flashback to the night that that was us.

2018 Affirmation Collage

Elder Marlin K. Jensen Listens to Pain Caused by Prop 8

September 30, 2010 |

by Carol Lynn Pearson At an early morning meeting prior to the ten o’clock session of the Oakland Stake Conference on September 19th, a remarkable event occurred. Marlin K. Jensen,…

Man on Train

With All Thy Getting, Get Understanding

March 16, 2006 |

As I related to him my entire story, my bishop was dumfounded. He couldn’t believe what he was hearing, nor could he believe that the person who sat before him was homosexual. I fit none of his stereotypes or preconceptions.