M. Russell Ballard

A Peculiar People

Two Degrees off Center: A peculiar people

March 13, 2020 |

How do I handle this anger I’m feeling and still be authentic?  How do I bridle these passions, and channel this anger so I can feel Christlike love again?  The Lord and I talked it over quite a bit in the past week, and I’ve found an answer.  It’s not everyone’s answer, but it’s mine.

Susie and Paul Augenstein

Latter Gay Stories: Paul and Susie Augenstein’s Journey Into LGBTQ+ Allyship

February 27, 2019 |

Paul and Susie Augenstein discuss why and how they became allies of the LGBTQ community within the Latter-day Saint community as active Mormons.

2018 Calendar

Affirmation’s Top 10 Posts of 2018

December 28, 2018 |

As we close out the year 2018, it’s a good time to reflect on all that’s happened over the year. This year’s top ten posts on the Affirmation website highlight many of the events and concerns affecting the Affirmation community this year, including the transition to a new Latter-day Saint First Presidency, a response to words out of general conference, a focus on suicide prevention, and more. Here are our top ten posts for 2018.

Dalin H Oaks and M Russell Ballard

Elders Oaks and Ballard Leave Many Questions Unanswered at Young Single Adult Broadcast

November 20, 2017 |

Young single adults from around the world submitted over four thousand questions to Elders Oaks and Ballard to consider answering during a worldwide broadcast. More than one hundred of those questions dealt with gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender members of the LDS Church or their family members and friends. Here’s what they answered, and some of what they did not.

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.”