LGBT Mormons

In Solidarity with our Trans Siblings

February 19, 2017 |

Amidst the current legal, political, and religious debates about public restroom use, Affirmation unequivocally expresses its solidarity with our transgender friends and family.

Portland Affirmation hosts The Northwest Regional Conference; “Many Paths, One Heart”

February 19, 2017 |

Many gathered the week of Jan 13-15, 2017 in Portland Oregon for a two-day conference focused on honoring the uniqueness of the lives and the choices of every member of the Affirmation family, in or out of the Church. Wherever our individual paths lead us, Affirmation is committed to the Zion-like quality of being ‘of one heart.’ Hence the title “Many Paths, One Heart.” Re-live the messages shared or watch for the first time.

Results of the Affirmation Survey on the Impact of the LDS Policy on Gay Families

November 6, 2016 |

Responses showed significant emotional distress, dramatic loss of trust in Church leaders, and a dramatic decline in Church Activity as a result of the policy. Individual stories help us to understand where and how different LGBT Mormons find hope, and why discussion about the Church can be so polarizing.

2018 Affirmation Collage

Una madre da un mensaje a su barrio

October 30, 2016 |

Por Wendy Montgomery Traducción: Isra Flores Alvarez Estaba aterrorizada. Tenía que apretar las rodillas para que pudieran dejar de temblar. Estoy segura de que si se pusiera un micrófono a…

LGBTQ/SSA Mormons Getting More Coverage on LDS.org

October 26, 2016 |

While the absence of stories from those who have left the Church—who comprise the vast majority of LGBTQ+ Mormons—is conspicuous and unfortunate, we welcome the positive development of an improved website, expansion of resources, and emphasis on exercising love through family acceptance, outreach, and listening. We hope this resource will more deeply foster awareness and meaningful conversation.

Many Paths, One Heart: Gather with Affirmation in Portland, Oregon, January 13-15, 2017

October 8, 2016 |

The chosen theme, “Many Paths, One Heart,” honors the uniqueness of the lives and the choices of every member of the Affirmation family in or out of the Church, while recognizing that wherever our individual paths lead us, we are committed to the Zion-like quality of being “of one heart,” of rejoicing when others rejoice, mourning when others mourn, and making one another’s burdens a little bit lighter by bearing them together.

2018 Affirmation Collage

Seremos más fuertes

October 8, 2016 |

  Escrito por: Spencer Mickelson Traducido por: David Mans A menudo, cuando me encuentro escuchando música, mirando por la ventana, perdido en mis pensamientos, me pregunto cómo los pioneros se…

Ann’s World #3

October 2, 2016 |

“Ann’s World,” a comic about being trans and Mormon and so much more!

2018 Affirmation Collage

Affinity Groups and Facilitators for the Affirmation Conference

September 9, 2016 |

Affinity Sessions are a way for LGBTQIA+/SSA Mormons to gather for support and discussion with others who share a common identity and/or life experience. This year we are offering two…