• Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

    Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

    Previous to accepting the invitation to serve as vice president, Laurie served as a powerful and indispensable member of Affirmation’s Board of Directors. She served as the head of our governance committee, consistently bringing insight and organizational prowess to Affirmation’s leadership team

  • Nathan Kitchen

    Nathan Kitchen – Presidential Candidate Statement

    As president of Affirmation, I want to see Affirmation flourish with a brightness of hope that will illuminate the most vulnerable in the LDS LGBTQ+ community. I want to see a robust network of supportive communities within Affirmation available for those who have made or are making their own reconciliation journey, where ever you are (or are not) on the faith spectrum.

  • 2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

    2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

    Following the announcement of the adoption of changes to the Affirmation Bylaws and Constitution, a call for presidential candidates was made during the 2018 Affirmation International Conference. The following is the plan for the 2018 Affirmation presidential election.

  • Affirmation Implements New Suicide Prevention Initiative

    Affirmation Implements New Suicide Prevention Initiative

    Thanks to a $25,000 grant from the LDS Foundation, QPR Institute training on suicide prevention will be provided to Affirmation leaders and at Affirmation conferences worldwide. Affirmation will also make training on trauma and suicide prevention available online at no cost.

  • Portrait Artist Melinda Hannah

    Journeys of Faith Exhibit Coming to Affirmation International Conference

    Through this art exhibit, Melinda seeks to open the hearts of those inside our religion who view others as “different,” and hopes to offer a pathway that helps all us love one another unconditionally—the same way she knows God loves each of us.

  • Video: What Affirmation Means to LGBTQ+ Mormons

    Video: What Affirmation Means to LGBTQ+ Mormons

    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.

Recent Posts

Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

Laurie Lee Hall Appointed as Vice President of Affirmation

Previous to accepting the invitation to serve as vice president, Laurie served as a powerful and indispensable member of Affirmation’s Board of Directors. She served as the head of our governance committee, consistently bringing insight and organizational prowess to Affirmation’s leadership team

Nathan Kitchen

Nathan Kitchen – Presidential Candidate Statement

As president of Affirmation, I want to see Affirmation flourish with a brightness of hope that will illuminate the most vulnerable in the LDS LGBTQ+ community. I want to see a robust network of supportive communities within Affirmation available for those who have made or are making their own reconciliation journey, where ever you are (or are not) on the faith spectrum.

Two Degrees off Center: April Fools’ Day

Two Degrees off Center: April Fools’ Day

When we make up our minds after only reading the first paragraph of a person, we miss the value of listening and learning from others and really valuing their uniqueness and what makes them special.

2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

2018 Affirmation Presidential Election Plan

Following the announcement of the adoption of changes to the Affirmation Bylaws and Constitution, a call for presidential candidates was made during the 2018 Affirmation International Conference. The following is the plan for the 2018 Affirmation presidential election.

Fighting for a Place in the Sun as LGBTQ Mormons

Fighting for a Place in the Sun as LGBTQ Mormons

Our time here has a purpose. You were born LGBT. You were born to lead and fight for this cause, and that is our privilege. We want to have the opportunity to prove that we are worthy and enlightened as members of the LGBT community and as members of the LGBT Mormon community.

The Trials That Bring Us to Where We Are

The Trials That Bring Us to Where We Are

I know that things don’t always work out beautifully. They certainly don’t for me. In the times that my life gets really really hard, it helps to remind me that God does have a plan for me, that He does care for me, and that He can see the full picture when I can only see part.

Following Where Life Pulls Us: Becoming the Person We Want to Be

Following Where Life Pulls Us: Becoming the Person We Want to Be

What do we truly want? What does God want us to be? If we are not honest with ourselves on this journey, we risk losing our very worth. If we deny another’s chance to live honestly, we put them in danger. Follow wherever life pulls you; whether you believe that pull is from God or from your own intuition, just follow it.

Kimberly Anderson Resigns as Affirmation Vice President

Kimberly Anderson Resigns as Affirmation Vice President

The Board of Affirmation expresses its deep gratitude for the passion, commitment, and care with which Kimberly served. Her voice and perspectives are needed in Affirmation. She will fulfill her three-year commitment as a QPR trainer in Affirmation’s suicide prevention program. We are better as an organization for her service.

Two Degrees off Center: Looking Beyond the Obvious

Two Degrees off Center: Looking Beyond the Obvious

In today’s world, it’s so common to dig in our heels and make it an “us vs them” issue. People are no longer sitting on the same bench looking at the problem on the field. We’re on opposite sides of the field, the problem separating us, and we focus on beating the opposition instead of solving the problem.