Featuring over a dozen talented performers, artists, and poets, the Pacific Region Virtual Talent show held on Saturday, May 23rd, was a smashing success! Many thanks to Sarah Bowers and the Affirmation Pacific leadership team, Affirmation Los Angeles President Victoria Hutchings, Vaughn Larsen, and all who participated in this successful online event.
On May 5, 2020, Affirmation’s president, senior vice president, vice president, and director of operations hosted a live discussion about Affirmation as a nonprofit organization supporting the LGBTQIA+ Mormon community, how we’re staying connected in this time of COVID-19, and much more.
In the documentary, Carson shares his and his Mormon family’s journey, culminating with him, his mother, and other members of his family marching with Affirmation in the 2018 Salt Lake City Pride parade.
LGBTQ+ Mormons, family members, and friends sat down with Kendall Wilcox to share what Affirmation means to them, how finding the Affirmation community has changed their lives, and how they want to support others working within Affirmation.
Emmett Claren shares his experience as a transgender Mormon man. This video follows Emmett while preparing for his long-awaited top surgery, his reaction to the results, and includes a discussion with other transgender Mormons about why they stay and their hope to be accepted by the LDS Church.
Over a dozen LGBT Mormons participated in a new inspiring video about Affirmation which premiered at the Salt Lake City conference.
Wendy told the audience that growing up in a very traditional, conservative LDS home, she heard many things about the “‘evils of homosexuality’”. “So when I learned my son was gay, my mind went to all the negative things I had heard about the gay community,” Wendy said.