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Confusion, Calmness, and Again Confusion

May 5, 2019 |

I do not know if this is a real change. I just can not imagine God saying, “do not baptize your children,” and three years later, “well, it’s okay, yes, do it.” It does not seem logical to me.

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Maude Adams: Mormon, Lesbian and the Broadway’s First Peter Pan

February 7, 2019 |

Maude Adams never married, and the absence of relationships with men was used by Frohman, her producer, to create a public image of her being virtuous and innocent. It is now believed that Adams was a lesbian who enjoyed long-term relationships with two woman over the course of her lifetime.

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Affirmation’s Top 10 Posts of 2018

December 28, 2018 |

As we close out the year 2018, it’s a good time to reflect on all that’s happened over the year. This year’s top ten posts on the Affirmation website highlight many of the events and concerns affecting the Affirmation community this year, including the transition to a new Latter-day Saint First Presidency, a response to words out of general conference, a focus on suicide prevention, and more. Here are our top ten posts for 2018.

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I Have Worth and I Live According to my Worth

July 1, 2018 |

Each of us needs to transition from confusion and discomfort to wholeness and peace, where we realize that our queerness is an intrinsic part of our worth and say, “I have worth,” and live according to that worth.

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“I Will Lift Up Mine Eyes Unto the Hills”: Finding and Giving Affirmation

April 26, 2018 |

I have found another mission and opportunity to serve. I have been able to live with a new spiritual authenticity. For the last ten years, I have been holding the hands of those who have struggled like I did. I have been an advocate for equality, inclusion, diversity, and human rights.

Jena Peterson on Listen Learn & Love Podcast: Mormon, Gay, and in Mixed-Orientation Marriage

March 18, 2018 |

Jena discusses being Mormon, being gay, and the realities of being in a mixed-orientation marriage. She shares how conflicted LDS people are when they realize they are gay, as the truth of that equals the truth of the gospel, and how she is trying to balance those two truths.

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Utah Public Radio’s Changing Our Stories Podcast Features LGBT Stories

March 18, 2018 |

These stories include a gay man who was once a homeless youth who now seeks to help youth in need, a transgender woman who has found a new community within a coven of witches, a gay Navajo man who is living in two worlds, and a family providing a safe place and community for LGBTQ youth and their families.

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Video: What it’s Like to be Gay and Mormon

November 27, 2017 |

Gay Mormon activist Peter Moosman joined the hosts of 3 Mormons, a Youtube channel on LDS beliefs, to discuss what being a gay Mormon is like. In this episode, Peter shares his activism, coming out, and some ideas on how the Church can be a more inclusive place for LGBT Mormons. Peter is best known for his “Hug a Gay Mormon” sign he holds outside of General Conference.

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Elders Oaks and Ballard Leave Many Questions Unanswered at Young Single Adult Broadcast

November 20, 2017 |

Young single adults from around the world submitted over four thousand questions to Elders Oaks and Ballard to consider answering during a worldwide broadcast. More than one hundred of those questions dealt with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members of the LDS Church or their family members and friends. Here’s what they answered, and some of what they did not.