The Affirmation Conference this year, for LGBTQ+/SSA Mormons, our families and friends, wherever we are in the spectrum of belief or non-belief, and however we identify in our sexuality or gender identity, will be more diverse than ever, with rich opportunities for fellowship and fun, and exploration of faith, spirituality and intersectionality!
Major themes this year will be self-empowerment and believing in ourselves, finding our own, authentic spiritual paths, trans/genderqueer stories, intersectionality, and empowering and strengthening our youth.
Come join us, Friday, September 23 through Sunday, September 25, 2016!
Tell your friends and family!
This year’s featured speakers and events include:
+ Affirmation President John Gustav-Wrathall & husband Göran Gustav-Wrathall on a quarter century of marriage and family in a mixed-faith, inter-racial relationship
+ Danny & Mara Kofoed, authors of A Blog About Love, on finding and embracing our highest selves
+ Hive Riot with Mindy Gledhill and (gay Mormon) Dustin Gledhill
+ Dance and social
Saturday Morning and Afternoon
+ Affinity groups for men, women, non-binary, MOM’s, queer parents, trans, bi, people of color
+ A bigger and better-than-ever youth program for LGBTQ+ Mormon youth ages 13-18
+ Tracks for parents, family, allies, and Church leaders
+ Workshop tracks on Claiming our Faith as Mormons; Faith Transitions; Intersectionality; Self-Care; and Family, Relationships & Dating
+ Kimberly Anderson and the Mama Dragon Story Project!
+ Affirm Talks!
Saturday Night “Evening of Affirmation”
+ Trans/genderqueer night, with trans performers, speakers and more! Including Grayson Alexander Moore, Brianna Cluck, Bobbee Trans Mooremon, Lee Bobbie, and others!
+ LGBTQ youth speakers and performance, including Braxton Barham, Kayden Maxwell, Kenny Delton, and Lottie Anne Roberts
+ Dance and social
+ The Affirmation Choir and Testimony/Story Sharing