LGBT

Affirmation Brazil Symposium on Suicide Prevention

First Affirmation Brazil Symposium for Suicide Prevention a Success

November 6, 2018 |

Affirmation Brazil fights against all the evils that plague our LGBTQ+ Mormon community, with the Symposium on Suicide Prevention being no different.

John Rodriguez

“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.

2018 Affirmation Collage

Elder M. Russell Ballard Answers LGBT Questions at BYU Devotional: Believes there is “Place in the Kingdom” for LGBT Members

November 14, 2017 |

During a BYU Devotional Address on November 14, 2017, Elder M. Russell Ballard, a member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, took the opportunity to answer various questions submitted to him by young single adult members of the Church, including two questions on LGBT issues. Ballard shared his belief that LGBT people have a “place in the kingdom.”

Surrounded by Arms of Love

October 17, 2017 |

I did not feel alone, I felt sustained and surrounded by the arms of love and that sincere people are willing to give us their support when we need it.

Alone No More

May 15, 2017 |

I remember entering the Metropolitan Church on Castro’s Eureka Street, where the Affirmation meeting was happening. A full battle was raging inside me. One side said, “Leave now!” and the other side said “Stay!” as I slowly walked up the stairs to the second floor.

Because We Love the Mormon LGBTQ & Allies

October 2, 2016 |

Danny & I just gave an opening keynote to the largest audience to date (650 people!). It turns out it was one of the most amazing, holy, spiritual experiences of our entire lives. Preparing to speak there was some of the most important work we’ve ever done.

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…

The Dominican Republic Affirmation Chapter

August 28, 2016 |

Affirmation Dominican leaders and other members have volunteered and joined forces to rent an office for The Rainbow Ark and have started program coordination, international affiliations, coordinating hosting and arranging visa process operations for incoming participants. For young adults 18+ and older The Organization will assist in work placement and provide help with accommodation, visas and relocation assistance.

“Where Love Is”: See the Full Affirmation 2016 Conference Schedule

August 7, 2016 |

Conference time is coming soon, and we are excited to have amazing speakers, programs and workshops focusing on youth empowerment, trans and genderqueer stories, self-care, intersectionality, finding an authentic spiritual path, and much, much more!