Transgender

General Handbook

New Church handbook provides some clarity but minimizes LGBTQ identities

February 19, 2020 |

While applauding the increase in transparency and clarity the new handbook provides, Affirmation remains concerned that Church policy diminishes the lived experience of LGBTQ individuals.

Juanita, a Trans-Cendental Leader

September 9, 2019 |

I’ve been through years of suffering, challenges, and change in my life. Having been a Latter-day Saint, and having that legacy of pioneers in my heart, I had an example in persevering through struggle.

A transfeminine non-binary person and transmasculine gender-nonconforming person looking at a phone and laughing

The Importance of Visibility: Really Seeing Transgender People

March 31, 2019 |

We, as cisgender people, have to make the effort to understand. We have to see transgender individuals for the beautiful people they are and recognize their contributions to society and our own lives.

A transfeminine non-binary person and transmasculine gender-nonconforming person looking at a phone and laughing

Affirmation Trans* Mormons, Families & Friends Affinity Group

March 30, 2019 | Comments Off on Affirmation Trans* Mormons, Families & Friends Affinity Group

The Affirmation Trans* Mormons, Families & Friends affinity group is space of support for Transgender Mormons, family, friends, and allies to share experiences and learn together about trans* issues. Trans*…

Laurie Lee Hall

Laurie Lee Hall, Affirmation Senior Vice President, Warns Against Transerasure on Salt Lake Tribune’s ‘Mormon Land’

February 12, 2019 |

“Ultimately, an individual often gets to a point where they must live the way they feel internally, in their mind and heart, how they are,” Hall explained. “Identity is a sense of self that’s in the mind, in the heart, and in the soul that transcends the actual physical biology, whatever that may be.”

Trans Mormons Refuse to be Erased

Trans Mormons Refuse to be Erased

November 3, 2018 |

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.

Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends

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

October 25, 2018 |

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!

Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends

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

October 7, 2018 |

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

Man Looking into Mirror

I Have Worth and I Live According to my Worth

July 1, 2018 |

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.