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Trans Mormons Refuse to be Erased

Trans Mormons Refuse to be Erased

We denounce any intention to erase rights and protections of transgender, queer, and intersex persons. We are sharing the voices of transgender individuals involved with Affirmation so that their voices are heard as no person must ever be threatened with erasure.

Won’t Be Erased – We Affirm Our Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Siblings

Won’t Be Erased – We Affirm Our Transgender, Queer, and Intersex Siblings

Affirmation will continue to provide a place of safety and support for transgender, queer, and intersex people. We support this space where you can be fully authentic in your sexual, gender and spiritual diversity. You are worthy of respect and protection from discrimination. You are seen, you are needed, you are loved!

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!

I Have Worth and I Live According to my Worth

I Have Worth and I Live According to my Worth

Each of us needs to transition from confusion and discomfort to wholeness and peace, where we realize that our queerness is an intrinsic part of our worth and say, “I have worth,” and live according to that worth.

Discussion on Improving Women’s Ministry and Relief Society Includes Transgender Woman’s Voice

Discussion on Improving Women’s Ministry and Relief Society Includes Transgender Woman’s Voice

Affirmation Board Member Laurie Lee Hall discussed women’s ministry in the Mormon Church; what’s not working and ways to fix it. Her perspective was an invaluable addition to the conversation as a former stake president and transgender woman.

Utah Public Radio’s Changing Our Stories Podcast Features LGBT Stories

Utah Public Radio’s Changing Our Stories Podcast Features LGBT Stories

These stories include a gay man who was once a homeless youth who now seeks to help youth in need, a transgender woman who has found a new community within a coven of witches, a gay Navajo man who is living in two worlds, and a family providing a safe place and community for LGBTQ youth and their families.

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.”

Retrospective of Affirmation in Brazil 2017

Retrospective of Affirmation in Brazil 2017

Affirmation Brazil has seen so many new people get involved to support the work of Affirmation in 2017. Here are a few stories from those finding support in Affirmation and seeking to help others.

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.