Affirmation creates worldwide communities of safety, love, and hope and promotes understanding, acceptance, and self-determination of individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions. We affirm the inherent self-worth of LGBTQIA+ individuals as complete, equal, and valuable persons and support them as they define their individual spirituality and intersection with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

A New Virtual Event for the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint Community

Affirmation Connections is a virtual summit that I hope will become a new annual tradition for Affirmation. This is a one-day virtual event being hosted on April 23, 2022, with seven sessions throughout the day to inform, uplift, and empower LGBTQIA+ current and former Latter-day Saints and their families and friends around the world. More »

A Light, Shining in the Darkness

It is hard for me to imagine a Jesus who would not have walked among those whose love and concern lit the Y tonight and would not also have brought his light as well to show love. More »

Stay Connected. Receive our free e-newsletter, articles, events, and more. Subscribe below.

I Weep: Church Education System Doubles Down on LGBTQ Issues

Now with the bright red line drawn defining “worthiness” as fully accepting, by way of testimony, all current church leader teachings on LGBTQ issues, even when such teachings have been constantly changing and even reversing (think PoX), I fear that many Queer persons trying to remain in the church, especially transgender members, will become even more marginalized lower-caste souls. More »

Affirmation Meets with LGBTQIA+ Activists from Ukraine

The conversation touched on various topics, including the unique circumstances of queer individuals in and adjacent to the LDS Church, the influence of religious culture and practice on LGBTQIA+ matters in Ukraine, and how to reach more queer individuals in need of support through in-person connections and social media. More »

Watch Now: Fireside for Parents of LGBTQIA+ Kids

Recording of fireside on February 27, 2022. This fireside featured a Q&A panel for parents to come and ask questions of parents who are farther along on the road of knowing they have an LGBTQIA+ child. More »

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events. Please check back soon.