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A message from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends

A message from the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends

To those in our LGBTQ community: we see you. You are worthy. You are loved. You know who you are and we validate you!

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Castles in the Sand: Building a New Life to Find Happiness

Today I am a person who succeeded in life, for everything I struggled for and sought, I became a confident and determined person. With all that happened, I never lost my faith and spirituality. Today I accept myself. My family accepts me. Most important of all, I built new castles for my life.

Gay Marriage and Faith in Christ

Gay Marriage and Faith in Christ

I feel distant, but at the same time not, from the church. I feel far away in the physical sense, not knowing sometimes how to introduce my husband, but close because I am with my Heavenly Father, and being close to Him unites me with the church and unifies my marriage.

Spirituality and Religiosity

Spirituality and Religiosity

We can say that, yes, LGBT people can be spiritual, contrary to what some might think. We seek to take care of the spirit because we know that we are all children of the same father. Romans 8:16 reads, “The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God.”

The Light of Our Truths

The Light of Our Truths

As LGBTQ+ Mormons, we are forced to seek out our own truths and make decisions about our faith and our lives that most Latter-day Saints do not have to make. The light and knowledge that we gain along the way may not lead us to take the same path, but perhaps the destination is the same.

Tania Micaela

Tania Micaela Goes to Relief Society

No one ever said it would be easy for an LGBT person to be an active member of this church. In this story, Tania’s parents have been her support. They provide her with the necessary support to persevere in her faith and religion.

Air of Hope in Argentina

Air of Hope in Argentina

Months of meetings and discussions between Affirmation leadership and church authorities in Argentina have opened the doors for LGBT people to attend church meetings and possibly return to the Church, including Sister Sonia, a transgender woman in the Tucumán Province, who had not attended church since before transitioning.

Surrounded by Arms of Love

Surrounded by Arms of Love

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.

LGBTQIA+ Mormons, Families and Friends Reactions to General Conference

LGBTQIA+ Mormons, Families and Friends Reactions to General Conference

You are the only one who has the right to choose your path because you are the only human who knows what you have been through. You deserve to listen to words from your faith tradition that affirm and lift you up and give you the strength to keep living and find your happiness. And you have the right to reject any words that do not.