Laurie Lee Hall

Utah Capitol Building

Utah Supreme Court Affirms Right of Transgender Individuals to Update Their Sex

May 7, 2021 |

The Utah Supreme Court issued an opinion affirming the right of transgender individuals to update their sex on legal documentation. The opinion states, “A person has a common-law right to change facets of their personal legal status, including their sex designation.”

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Affirmation Members Input Invited on Charter and Bylaws

January 22, 2021 |

All members of Affirmation are invited to review the organization’s current Charter and Bylaws and provide any written input they may have to the Governance Committee. If you are a current member of Affirmation, please check your email for information on how to provide written input on the organization’s Charter and Bylaws.

New EC and Board Members

New Affirmation Executive Committee and Board Members

January 3, 2021 |

A new executive committee and four new board members began their service on January 1st. Learn more about these leaders and how they serve in Affirmation.

Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple

The Most American Religion’s Transgender Temple Architect

December 18, 2020 |

The photo that accompanies the recent Atlantic article about the Church is the Oquirrh Mountain Temple, the design and construction of which was directed by Laurie Lee Hall, the former Chief Architect of Temples for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints who was forced from her position for no other reason than she was a transgender woman.

Nathan Kitchen 2019 Conferencia Internacional Finanzas

Nathan Kitchen Reelected as President of Affirmation

November 15, 2020 |

Nathan Kitchen has been elected to a second two-year term as president of Affirmation, with Jairo Fernando González Díaz and Rebecca Solen named as his choices for senior vice president and vice president, respectively.

2020 Pride OG

Celebrate Pride by committing to equality, justice, and liberation

June 3, 2020 |

Here at the start of Pride Month, we are reminded that horrific injustice still exists today and that such injustice is rooted in racism. We invite the Affirmation community to celebrate Pride this month by joining us in committing to equality, justice, and liberation.

COVID-19 Nocturno Patio de Luces by Jose Marco Lull

Affirmation community of LGBTQIA+ Mormons and allies staying connected amid pandemic

May 21, 2020 |

The need to stay connected has never been more important than it has been amid the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. From our chapters to the international organization, the Affirmation community is doing so much to meet this need in new ways that are likely to become a part of Affirmation for many years to come.

Evening of Affirmation: Stronger Community

Video: An Evening of Affirmation: Stronger Community

April 30, 2020 |

On May 5, 2020, Affirmation’s president, senior vice president, vice president, and director of operations hosted a live discussion about Affirmation as a nonprofit organization supporting the LGBTQIA+ Mormon community, how we’re staying connected in this time of COVID-19, and much more.

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Ensuring a safe and healthy community – Affirmation and COVID-19

March 17, 2020 |

In times like these, community is so important. We know that there may be many in our community feeling anxious and isolated right now. We are blessed to be living in a time where we can continue to connect with others through various technological channels and that includes connecting with the Affirmation Community.