Pride

2020 Pride OG

Celebrate Pride by committing to equality, justice, and liberation

June 3, 2020 |

Here at the start of Pride Month, we are reminded that horrific injustice still exists today and that such injustice is rooted in racism. We invite the Affirmation community to celebrate Pride this month by joining us in committing to equality, justice, and liberation.

Affirmation at World Pride

August 1, 2019 |

Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen shares his experience and insights from Affirmation’s participation in the WorldPride 2019 in New York City. “This is a circle of love and support cemented by personal connections even stronger than World Pride. It is the kind of community building that Mormons are known for. And I hope you all will join in.”

Affirmation Pride in DC Celebrates Intersectionality, Shared Struggle and Resilience

June 20, 2017 |

As a fairly feminine woman, no one would know I was bisexual unless I told them. My coworkers think my gender neutral pronouns are just a product of my liberal upbringing. Or, maybe they think I’m being funny. My friends at church assume I’m an ally. My family assumed I was always going to support a friend. I think that at times I have too often been complicit in my own bierasure. Though, I remind myself that it is not my fault that people see what they want to see. Also, everyone has their own journey.

“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!

Affirmation Pride: Why Will You March?

May 26, 2016 |

Bring all of who you are and march with us. Bring a sign. Bring a picture. Bring a poster or a painting. Something that symbolizes a significant piece of your journey and/or who you are.

We invite allies to come join us and show solidarity! Bring something that symbolizes your celebration of the life of an LGBTQ+ loved one!

Mormon Pride: Why I March

May 31, 2015 |

Why LGBT Mormons, families and friends are marching in Pride this year! “It is a way of reaching people on the outskirts, if you will, and letting them know that as disciples of Christ, we would welcome them with open arms, just as He would. Indeed that is what this activism is about. I have seen it give young gay Mormons the will to go on, to stay alive. This is why I march.”

Gay Mormons March in Taipei Pride

November 2, 2014 |

Just as the New York Times recently called Taiwan a “beacon” for gays in Asia, I am hopeful the church here will become the same thing for Latter-day Saints in other Asian areas.

Living As My True, Authentic Self

October 12, 2014 |

As I have educated myself about the Transgender (Trans) community, things seemed to fall into place in my head and heart. For the last several years as I have been in more inclusive spaces, it has helped me feel more comfortable with who I am, with what I need to do to feel right in my body and with admitting to myself and all the people in my life that I am Transgender myself.

Affirmation at LA Pride

June 26, 2014 |

A special light came into the eyes of men and women who had once been close to the church but had distanced themselves because of the pain, when they read our sign and realized who we were. It was beautiful to listen to their stories, share ours, and express our love for them.