Melissa-Malcolm King

New Executive Committee Takes the Lead of Affirmation

January 8, 2023 |

On January 1st, Melissa-Malcolm King, Francisco Ruiz, and Kate Mower began their terms as president, senior vice president, and vice president of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends. This presidency forms Affirmation’s executive committee. The executive committee serves as the leadership of the board of directors and as the executive of the organization, overseeing its day-to-day work.

Melissa-Malcolm King Seeks Election as Affirmation President, Nominates Vice Presidents

October 11, 2022 |

Current Affirmation Board Member Melissa-Malcolm King was the only presidential candidate to declare by the October 7 deadline and has nominated fellow board members Francisco Ruiz and Kate Mower as senior vice president and vice president, respectively. Once elected and ratified, they will begin their service on January 1st, 2023.

Melissa Speaking at Interfaith Service

Melissa Malcolm King at Provo Pride Interfaith Service 2022

September 16, 2022 |

Affirmation Board Member Melissa Malcolm King spoke at the 2022 Provo Pride Interfaith Service on August 28th. The theme of the service was “An Abundance of Love.”

January 2022 Board Changes

Affirmation Board Adds Four Members, Three Complete Terms

January 14, 2022 |

We are excited to announce the appointment of four new members to the Affirmation Board of Directors, Melissa-Malcolm King, Juan Carlos Peralta Rodríguez, Kate Mower, and Heidi Ramirez. Three members of the board have completed their terms of service or will complete their term at the end of the month, Justis Tuia, Francisco Villalobos, and Randall Thacker.

Affirmation at 2021 Salt Lake City Pride

Affirmation at 2021 Salt Lake City Pride

June 8, 2021 |

It seems fitting that Affirmation’s first larger-scale in-person activity as the threat and restrictions from COVID-19 decline was Salt Lake City Pride. With thousands of others, members from the Affirmation community participated in the Rainbow March and Rally on June 6th that began at the Utah State Capitol. Following the march and rally, Affirmation hosted a picnic at Winchester Park in Murray.

United States and Canada

New and Returning Regional Leaders in the Affirmation United States and Canada Area

September 6, 2020 |

In the United States and Canada, these leaders oversee five geographical regions, connecting people as well as providing support for local chapter needs and growth.