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Affirming communities of safety, love, and hope that promote understanding, acceptance, and self-determination of LGBTQIA+ individuals.

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45 Years of Affirmation

Today, Affirmation serves over 30,000 community members organized into three geographic areas, fifteen regions, and thirty-two chapters in addition to a number of faith-and-experience-based affinity groups. More »

2022 Affirmation Connections Recordings Available to All

As Affirmation begins to return to in-person activities and conferences worldwide, it is important that the beautiful virtual connections created over the past two years are not lost. That's why we hosted Affirmation Connections on April 23, 2022. More »

2022 International Conference Theme and Logo Contest

We're pleased to announce the theme for our 2022 Affirmation International Conference: Rooted in Love. Graphic designers are invited to participate in a conference logo design contest. Design submissions are due by May 15th. More »

Our Mission

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.

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Former Mormon Preserving History of Struggle for Gay Rights in Washington

We have to be strong in the face of opposition that seeks to place doubt and fear in the hearts of those succumbing to their lies. Facing those fears with kindness, patience, and full faith and confidence, the truth will eventually prevail. More »

The Power of Jesus Christ to Overcome Guilt

Affirmation is a space created by our Lord to include those who were excluded and to liberate and heal with His example and love all the beloved and multicolored hearts who have been wounded by pain and, above all, by the guilt inflicted by believing that we are not worthy of His great love. More »

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The Feeling of Butterflies in Your Stomach

Believing I had no other choice, I also had a girlfriend, but I never felt the butterflies in my stomach that I did on that day in the school courtyard when I saw that boy. More »

45 Years of Affirmation

Today, Affirmation serves over 30,000 community members organized into three geographic areas, fifteen regions, and thirty-two chapters in addition to a number of faith-and-experience-based affinity groups. More »

A Morning of Laughter to Heal the Soul

The importance of laughter goes far beyond a single moment, a response to a joke or funny picture on social media. Including laughter in our lives is an attitude, a philosophy, that can increase our gratitude and ability to see the positive. More »