Women

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.

Annual Conference Celebrates 40 Years of History and Women of Affirmation!

Annual Conference Celebrates 40 Years of History and Women of Affirmation!

This year we extend a special invitation to everyone who has ever participated in Affirmation to come join us for a discussion and celebration of our past, present, and future. A panel of Affirmation leaders and members from around the world, from the founding of Affirmation to the present, will be the main feature at the Friday evening plenary gathering. Women of Affirmation will discuss women’s relationships and experience in Mormon culture and community. Keynote speakers will include Troy Williams, Jana Riess, the Mackintosh family, Justin Utley and Laurie Lee Hall!

Women and Non-Binary Stories from Around the Web

Women and Non-Binary Stories from Around the Web

Welcome to stories of Queer Mormon Women and Non-Binary folks collected from around the web. You will find excerpts of the content within their respective categories, as well as links to the entire content.

Being Mormon, Lesbian, and in Love…

Being Mormon, Lesbian, and in Love…

As I sit in Fast and Testimony meeting this morning I hear one man speak of families. He says he has recently been wondering why families are so important to our Heavenly Father. He then answers his own question by stating, “it is because within marriage and families we learn to love like God”. “Exactly”, I thought.

Finding Hope

Finding Hope

I can promise you that you can find hope, strength and courage to fight and help others fight. You can find a voice in a world that says we don’t deserve to have one. You can find yourself as you serve others in our community. It’s like the song says, “Love can build a bridge from your heart to mine”.

The Real Love of Christ

The Real Love of Christ

The pure love of Christ can remove the scales of resentment and wrath from our eyes, allowing us to see others the way our Heavenly Father sees us: as imperfect mortal and flawed beings, that have potential and worth far beyond what we can imagine. Because God loves us so much, we too must love and forgive each other, including those who do not accept us.

A Polyphony of Three

A Polyphony of Three

Side by side we walked. Kathy’s slender hand gently enveloping mine and then the tiny pulses began. One. Two. Three. “I love you.” One. Two. Three. Four. “I love you too.” We have little codes that we use to convey what we are feeling. When we hold hands, lightly tightening our grasp three times means, “I love you.” four times, “I love you too.” As we marched in Salt Lake City’s Pride Parade for the first time as a married couple I could not help but to keep saying, “I love you. I love you.” in our tiny secret language.

Kathy Carlston

Finding My Way Forward as a Lesbian Mormon

One day it occurred to him that he’d never thought to ask God how He felt about his being gay. He prayed with that question and described his experience in his story. I immediately dropped my book and finally asked God what His thoughts were about my life.

Figuring Things Out

Figuring Things Out

Even with my new family being quite untraditional, church is a place I continue to enjoy. In my darkest, craziest moments–the times when it would’ve made sense to feel uncomfortable and unwanted at church–I nonetheless felt the same peace I always had. God is my friend.