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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!

Encouragement to Extend the Invitation

Encouragement to Extend the Invitation

Getting married to a man was hard for my family, but they were really great. I invited all my siblings and even some of my extended family. That being said, I was selective about who I invited. I didn’t feel the need to invite people that I didn’t feel particularly close to or people that I felt wouldn’t be supportive or happy on the day. My parents were still on the fence about things a bit, I think, but they were willing to come to support me and now they love my husband a lot. 

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.

Two Degrees off Center: Law and Disorder

Two Degrees off Center: Law and Disorder

I mentioned how much Elder Oaks’ talk hurt me and quoted many examples throughout his talk.  He finally said, “I didn’t like it either.”  Suddenly, I felt the burden totally lifted from me and replaced by hope.

I Believe in Love

I Believe in Love

Our Heavenly Father is the only One who has all answers. He knows the reason for my attraction to women.

My Affirmation Conference Miracle

My Affirmation Conference Miracle

Throughout the day, my dad kept saying things like, “I had no idea.  I had no idea.”  And, “I feel like I’m seeing with new eyes.”

LGBTQIA+ Support at General Conference Time

LGBTQIA+ Support at General Conference Time

We recognize that General Conference can arouse difficult feelings among many of our members, and we encourage those of you who are struggling to reach out to others, and for all of us to be aware of ways to support those who are struggling.