Rainbow Flag March

From Acceptance to Legislation of Rights for the LGBTQIA+ Community

May 25, 2021 |

We believe that there are countless and promising roads to travel, as well as thousands of opportunities present in the form of personal and collective challenges, where our greatest purpose is to be accepted, leading to greater possible realities, with full rights and equality for all.

Brigham Young University BYU Rainbow Pride Flag

BYU Honor Code Criticism Is About Discrimination, Not Sex

November 19, 2019 |

Are hugs okay? Hand holding? Kissing? Cuddling? It’s unclear. What is clear is that these activities are not prohibited for straight students. In fact, BYU’s reputation for not only being a place to get an education, but also a spouse, is an argument that these activities are encouraged; but only if you’re straight.

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.

Seremos más fuertes

October 8, 2016 |

  Escrito por: Spencer Mickelson Traducido por: David Mans A menudo, cuando me encuentro escuchando música, mirando por la ventana, perdido en mis pensamientos, me pregunto cómo los pioneros se…

“Where Love Is”: See the Full Affirmation 2016 Conference Schedule

August 7, 2016 |

Conference time is coming soon, and we are excited to have amazing speakers, programs and workshops focusing on youth empowerment, trans and genderqueer stories, self-care, intersectionality, finding an authentic spiritual path, and much, much more!

A Mom Gets Involved

March 15, 2015 |

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.

Equality Utah President Troy Williams speaks during news conference on S.B. 296 with Elders D. Todd Christofferson and L. Tom Perry.

Affirmation Leaders Applaud the Growing Non-Discrimination Consensus

March 5, 2015 |

For those of us who are lesbian, gay, bi or transgender and LDS, it is reassuring that our Church has gone on record to stand with us against those who would bully us or discriminate against us.

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

Break the chains

Freedom Songs

July 4, 2014 |

Many freedom songs describe an ongoing struggle (in South Africa, they are even referred to as “struggle songs”). This should dispel any illusions we might have that freedom is a feeling… or a state. Rather, it seems, invariably, that freedom is a process. Or a verb, if you will.