John has been an activist for the greater understanding of LGBT people since the last 1980s, specifically focusing on LGBT communities of faith. John served as the Minnesota contact for Affirmation starting in 2005, and has spoken at Affirmation conferences, served as Senior Vice President, served on the Affirmation Board, and then served as President of Affirmation prior to being hired as Executive Director in August 2017.
English Online Content Manager
Joel brings to Affirmation an impressive background in web design, web, and social media management, and with significant community organizing and fundraising experience under his belt. Joel is a longtime board member of LGBT Democrats of Virginia, an elected member and vice chair of the School Board of the City of Virginia Beach, and continues to operate a small web services firm.
Spanish Online Content Manager
David has an entrepreneurial background, running many small businesses, studying business management, and working as a freelancer providing programming and web development services. He found that working from behind a computer was helpful as he transitioned.
Portuguese Online Content Manager
Luiz became a member of Affirmation in 2015 following the release of the November 2015 Policy. He is currently the Vice President of Affirmation Brazil. He has been a member of the church for 32 years, served a Brazil Brasilia mission, was married in the São Paulo temple, and has two daughters.