Finding Space to Be Authentic

February 8, 2015 |

Affirmation members from across the country and from all walks-of-life came to Fort Myers, Florida last week to participate in workshops, discussions, social events and spiritual edification. Some of us were looking for answers to life’s toughest questions. Others just needed a friend. Whatever life story was shared, the heart felt plea from Affirmation leaders and the few members whom trod familiar paths was to be authentic and be yourself.

Affirmation Members in the News, Discussing the January 27, 2015 LDS Church Statement on Religious Freedom and Anti-Discrimination Ordinances

February 1, 2015 |

The LDS Church’s January 27, 2015 statement on religious freedom and on anti-discrimination ordinances has attracted a fair amount of media attention and discussion, including interviews with a number of Affirmation members and leaders

LGBT Mormon Participation in General Conference

October 5, 2014 |

By the Affirmation Executive Committee

Despite the struggles and rejection many of us have experienced in our home wards and stakes, many of us have testimonies of the Gospel and want to participate in the work of building the Kingdom of God both in and beyond the Church.

Many of us come to General Conference wondering if there’s a place for us in the church, and yearning for church leaders to speak to the doubt, pain, confusion and fear so many of us feel. Here are our take-aways from the 2014 October General Conference.

Perspectives on the April 2014 General Conference from the Affirmation Executive Committee

April 7, 2014 |

Perhaps the most significant message of General Conference for LGBT Mormons, their families and friends had to do with the strong emphasis on empathy

Revelation, Agency, and Integrity: A Discussion of Comments Made in General Conference

October 31, 2013 |

On October 9 Affirmation sponsored a conference call to discuss the recent LDS General Conference, which included statements by Elder Oaks and Elder Nelson, condemning same-sex marriage. What follows is a transcript of the discussion.

Affirmation to Sponsor Conference Call about General Conference

October 4, 2013 |

Please join a conference call this Wednesday at 9:00 Eastern/7:00 Mountain, to discuss and reflect upon the October 2013 General Conference.

Bay Area Group Holds First Meeting

June 22, 2013 |

On June 2nd we had an LDS LGBT fireside/social at our house in the San Francisco Bay Area.

New Forum Seeks to Reflect on LGBT Mormon Experience

January 12, 2013 |

A new online forum seeks to discuss the LGBT Mormon experience from a variety of perspectives.