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

March 21, 2022 |

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.

Unashamed Authenticity: UVU Humanities Symposium Presentation

February 18, 2022 |

Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen presented at the Utah Valley University Humanities Symposium on February 17, 2022. The title of his presentation was “Unashamed Authenticity: Unapologetically Navigating the Queer/Latter-day Saint Intersection during an Ongoing Restoration.”

Rebecca Solen 2019 Affirmation International Conference

Time to Pass the Baton: Vice President of Affirmation Stepping Down

February 18, 2022 |

I have made life-long friends and I will always cherish being able to advocate for all of you. It’s time for me to pass the baton to the next leader to continue building the path that is going to result in more people finding the same joy that I have managed to find by simply being true to who I am.

Affirmation President to Speak at UVU Humanities Symposium

January 29, 2022 |

Nathan Kitchen, president of Affirmation, will give an address at Utah Valley University on Thursday, February 17th at 11:30 am MST during the University’s Humanities Symposium. You can attend the address live at the Fulton Library Auditorium on the UVU campus in Orem, Utah, or watch it via live stream.

Paul Mortensen

Remembering Paul Mortensen

January 11, 2022 |

He felt firmly that you could be a Mormon without letting church leaders tell you how to do it or that you were on the wrong path. He was the original guru of understanding and accepting your own identity as a gay Mormon. He always understood the purpose of Affirmation wasn’t to shape anyone’s beliefs but to help them find their own faith- wherever that took them.

Paul Mortensen

Paul Mortensen, Affirmation Co-Founder, Dies at 80

December 30, 2021 |

If you have ever participated in Affirmation’s communities of safety, love, and hope or felt the support of Affirmation’s network of mentors and peers, you have done so in the path that Paul blazed before you with love and as a visionary.

Watch Now: Affirmation Christmas Devotional

December 20, 2021 |

Virtual Christmas devotional hosted by Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends on December 19, 2021, featuring a sharing of the Christmas story from a queer perspective and beautiful musical numbers to celebrate the Christmas season.

Affirmation: LGBT Mormons, Families & Friends

2020 Call for Candidates & Presidential Election Plan

August 12, 2020 |

With this year’s Affirmation International Conference rapidly approaching, it is time for Affirmation members seeking to be candidates in this year’s Affirmation presidential election to declare their candidacy.

2019 Session of Affirmation International Conference

Affirmation Membership Approves New Mission and Vision

August 7, 2020 |

From July 8th to July 22nd, members of Affirmation had the opportunity to review these recommendations and vote on whether to make the changes to Affirmation’s Charter & Bylaws. Over 98% voted to approve.