To those in our LGBTQ community: we see you. You are worthy. You are loved. You know who you are and we validate you!
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.
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.
There was a constant struggle between my mind and my heart. I felt desolate, like in that passage of the Bible: Tossed by every wave of the sea, without purpose or direction. Then Affirmation appeared in my life.
Please consider making a donation of any amount that you are able. Given the heart-breaking challenges of the past year, the need for the life-saving community and connection that Affirmation offers has never been greater.
I put on a happy face during my teenage years. Not even my family knew how much I was hurting. So please understand that your/our children are listening. Negative comments about LGBTQ people or negative comments about gay marriage will hurt. The wounds can run deep and are long lasting.
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.
I can envision Christ wrapping His arm around the shoulder of the one who I’ve deemed my ‘enemy’ and saying “This is my Friend. Please, love them.” He’s giving us the opportunity to lay down our weapons, and see that this person before us can, too, be our friend.