Leadership

Rony Mesquita and Alexsandro Barbosa

Affirmation Brazil Elects New President

December 8, 2019 |

At their conference held last month, Affirmation Brazil elected their next president who will serve for two years starting on January 1st, 2020. Elected was Alexsandro Barbosa who has been serving as vice president of Affirmation Brazil.

Affirmation Conference Park

Affirmation USA/Canada Regional Teams Organized

March 12, 2019 |

On March 10th, President Nathan Kitchen conducted a meeting of the newly-formed United States/Canada Area Committee to discuss the next stage in Affirmation’s chapter development initiative: organizing (or re-organizing) 33 local chapters.

Affirmation Conference Park

Audio: Affirmation Launches “Historic” Chapter Development Efforts with Organizational Web Conference

February 19, 2019 |

Over 70 members of the Affirmation community signed on Sunday, February 17th, to participate in a web conference detailing Affirmation’s efforts to organize and strengthen chapters throughout the United States and Canada to provide vital face-to-face communities to support LGBTQ Mormons, their family members, and friends.

At First Affirmation Conference in Spain, New Chapter Is Organized

November 3, 2018 |

Affirmation recently held its first conference in Spain. The conference ran from September 21st to the 23rd in Barcelona. During the conference, the first Affirmation chapter in Spain was organized. Rafael Bravo has been appointed as president of the Affirmation Spain Chapter.

1981 Leader Guide on Homosexuality Cover

How Far has the Mormon Church Come on Homosexuality Since 1981?

December 13, 2017 |

A recent release from Mormon Leaks reminded us of how local leaders in the Mormon Church were advised to address homosexuality and counsel gay and lesbian members in 1981. How much, if anything, has changed since then?

Two Degrees off Center: WWHD

November 11, 2017 |

What do we value more? Worshiping the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; or ensuring that we conform to LDS Church policies? As LGBTQ+ Mormons, we know the importance of following the Spirit, even if that means shaking things up a bit.

Jairo Fernando Gonzalez Diaz and Laurie Lee Hall Join the Affirmation Board

October 29, 2017 |

Laurie Lee Hall, trans activist and former LDS Church architect, and Jairo Fernando González Díaz, descendent of some of the first LDS converts in Colombia, are the newest members of the Affirmation Board.

Carson Tueller and Sara Jade Woodhouse Presidential Candidate Statements

October 5, 2017 |

Read candidate statements of Sara Jade Woodhouse and Carson Tueller here! The election is in November!

Deepened Commitment to Leadership Development at Affirmation Mexico Conference

September 13, 2017 |

This conference featured a much stronger emphasis on leadership development and training than ever before, with a five-hour-long leaders session on Friday, focusing on themes chosen by the Mexican leaders. Themes emphasized throughout the conference included emotional intelligence; wellness and resilience; diverse spiritual paths; and family support.