Community

Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends

Historic Reorganization of the World’s Oldest and Largest Community for LGBTQ Mormons

March 6, 2019 |

Affirmation launches new chapter development initiative to bring face-to-face community to 90% of LGBTQ Mormons in the US and Canada.

Affirmation Conference Park

Affirmation Needs You: Building Life Changing Communities through Local Chapters

January 4, 2019 |

Community not only provides a sounding board where individuals can work through the difficult questions they face in figuring out how to navigate coming out, faith, and family; but continues to provide long-lasting networks and resources even beyond the vulnerable times.

Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends

A message from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends

October 7, 2018 |

To those in our LGBTQ community: we see you. You are worthy. You are loved. You know who you are and we validate you!

Photo of Wedding Rings

Gay Marriage and Faith in Christ

July 5, 2018 |

I feel distant, but at the same time not, from the church. I feel far away in the physical sense, not knowing sometimes how to introduce my husband, but close because I am with my Heavenly Father, and being close to Him unites me with the church and unifies my marriage.

Encouragement to Extend the Invitation

March 5, 2018 |

Getting married to a man was hard for my family, but they were really great. I invited all my siblings and even some of my extended family. That being said, I was selective about who I invited. I didn’t feel the need to invite people that I didn’t feel particularly close to or people that I felt wouldn’t be supportive or happy on the day. My parents were still on the fence about things a bit, I think, but they were willing to come to support me and now they love my husband a lot. 

The Struggle for Human Rights Is Our Struggle Too

December 18, 2017 |

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights proclaims the inherent inalienable rights of all human beings, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, language, political or other opinions, national or social origin, property, place of birth. nor any other condition.

Tania Micaela Transgender Argentina

Tania Micaela Goes to Relief Society

December 8, 2017 |

No one ever said it would be easy for an LGBT person to be an active member of this church. In this story, Tania’s parents have been her support. They provide her with the necessary support to persevere in her faith and religion.

Air of Hope in Argentina

November 14, 2017 |

Months of meetings and discussions between Affirmation leadership and church authorities in Argentina have opened the doors for LGBT people to attend church meetings and possibly return to the Church, including Sister Sonia, a transgender woman in the Tucumán Province, who had not attended church since before transitioning.

David Mansilla, Luiz Correa, and Joel McDonald

Affirmation Completes Hiring of Web Team to Support English, Spanish, and Portuguese Communities

November 10, 2017 |

The Internet is the safest way for LGBT Mormons to access information that is literally life-saving. The stories of others like them help them to realize they are not alone, and to see diverse examples of others who are leading happy, healthy, productive, spiritual lives. Making sure that that content is accessible and easy to find and that it actually connects with our target audiences is crucial to our mission. This web team will serve our English, Spanish, and Portuguese communities, helping to expand the reach of Affirmation.