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Club Q Shooting: In the Shadow of an Evil, Violent Act

Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends is devastated and heartbroken for the lives lost and the injuries caused at the hand of a gunman at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Expressions of thoughts and prayers for the victims never feel enough in the shadow of such evil, violent acts. More »

There Is a Disconnect Between LDS Church’s Outreach and How It Treats Its Own Members

Religious freedom strategies — such as supporting a bill to protect marriage equality in exchange for protections that allow internal LGBTQ discrimination — solve external issues for both the church and the LGBTQ community, but ignore the internal reality of LGBTQ Latter-day Saints within their spiritual home. More »

Melissa-Malcolm, Francisco, and Kate Share Their Vision for Affirmation

Melissa-Malcolm King, currently a member of the board of directors and former president of the Affirmation Midwest Region, was the only candidate to submit a statement by the October 7 deadline. They have nominated fellow board members Francisco Ruiz and Kate Mower to serve as senior vice president and vice president, respectively. More »

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Club Q Shooting: In the Shadow of an Evil, Violent Act

Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends is devastated and heartbroken for the lives lost and the injuries caused at the hand of a gunman at Club Q in Colorado Springs. Expressions of thoughts and prayers for the victims never feel enough in the shadow of such evil, violent acts. More »

Affirmation Expands Outreach to TikTok

Throughout its history, Affirmation: LGBTQ Mormons, Families & Friends has embraced new opportunities to connect with the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community, whether with a printed newsletter sent through the postal mail, early online discussion boards, our various social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. And now, TikTok. More »

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There Is a Disconnect Between LDS Church’s Outreach and How It Treats Its Own Members

Religious freedom strategies — such as supporting a bill to protect marriage equality in exchange for protections that allow internal LGBTQ discrimination — solve external issues for both the church and the LGBTQ community, but ignore the internal reality of LGBTQ Latter-day Saints within their spiritual home. More »

Melissa-Malcolm, Francisco, and Kate Share Their Vision for Affirmation

Melissa-Malcolm King, currently a member of the board of directors and former president of the Affirmation Midwest Region, was the only candidate to submit a statement by the October 7 deadline. They have nominated fellow board members Francisco Ruiz and Kate Mower to serve as senior vice president and vice president, respectively. More »

Video and Photos from the 2022 Affirmation International Conference

Video from the conference is now available on the Affirmation website. All plenaries and church leader sessions were streamed live in English, Spanish, and Portuguese and recorded for later viewing. Viewers can watch the plenary sessions in their entirety or view individual speakers. In addition, over 200 photos are available for viewing. More »