LDS Leadership

Adam and Sunny Smart

When personal beliefs on LGBTQ issues and sustaining leaders clash: A missionary’s story

December 16, 2019 |

Adam’s stake president recommended him for his mission and Salt Lake issued the call with their blessing, fully knowing Adam’s privately held views supporting same-sex marriage and LGBTQ rights. After two months, Adam returned home from his mission over an ideological clash between his mission president who didn’t feel him worthy of a temple recommend because of these views, and his hometown stake president who did.

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Affirmation Acknowledges the Passing of Thomas S. Monson

January 5, 2018 |

As changes occur within the leadership of the LDS church, Affirmation will remain committed to the wellbeing and affirming support of all LGBTQ people. We will tirelessly advocate for, and support you in the various ways in which you may be experiencing this change in leadership.