Event: LGBT Mormons & Third Annual Conference of Affirmation, Mexico City

Leaders of Affirmation – LGBT Mormons, Families and Friends in Mexico will be hosting the Third Annual Conference of Affirmation Mexico, which will be held from November 14th through 16th at El Ejecutivo Hotel in Colonia Juarez, Mexico City. The event will feature national and international speakers including Randall Thacker, the international president of Affirmation.

From the website Affirmation.org:

“Living in Harmony” is a conference planned for the LGBT community who are also members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Mexico. Participants will learn how to gain acceptance of their sexuality and gender identity, strengthen family bonds and learn how to build confidence through speeches, talks and activities to enhance their spiritual relationship with God and to live in harmony with their faith.

In addition to providing assistance in difficult situations we face, Affirmation conferences will provide opportunities of service, fun, friendship, personal enrichment and spiritual growth. The journey to self-discovery can be antagonistic, especially when we try to reconcile homosexuality with our spiritual and cultural legacy from Mormonism. But thanks to Affirmation, we can find a safe space that fosters personal and spiritual growth of LGBT Mormons, their friends and families.

Those interested in attending can register here, or contact the organizing committee through the Alejandro Alcántara Facebook page.

Affirmation.org states that, “Affirmation supports LGBTQ/SSA Mormons and their families, friends and Church leaders in seeking to live productive lives consistent with their faith or heritage. We provide a loving, inclusive community for all LGBTQ/SSA people, regardless of how they identify in their sexual orientation, gender identity, or faith. We encourage spirituality and empower LGBTQ/SSA Mormons to make valuable contributions within and outside of the Church. We organize local gatherings and international conferences, provide informational resources, and work for dialogue within the Church.”

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