AFFIRMATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AFFIRMATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) ‘This Is the Place’ for largest gathering of gay Mormons http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58406680-180/affirmation-conference-lgbt-mormon.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58406680-180/affirmation-conference-lgbt-mormon.html.csp">‘This Is the Place’ for largest gathering of gay Mormons</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-09-12T11:33:59.63-06:00">Updated Sep 12, 2014 11:33AM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">When the annual Affirmation conference for LGBT Mormons and their supporters kicks off Friday in Salt Lake City, organizers expect to see more young people and family members than ever. The conference, titled “This Is the Place” and which runs through Sunday, will be “the largest single gathering of gay Mormons in the world meant to help attendees reconcile and celebrate being both LGBT and connected to the LDS faith,” spokesman John Gustav-Wrathall said. And, he added, “one-third of attendees a...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58406680@www.sltrib.com Fri, 12 Sep 2014 11:33:59 MDT Letter: Affirmation meeting brings joy to gay youth http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267583-82/affirmation-gay-joy-among.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/opinion/58267583-82/affirmation-gay-joy-among.html.csp">Letter: Affirmation meeting brings joy to gay youth</a></h4> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-08-06T17:47:46.39-06:00">Updated Aug 6, 2014 05:47PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">I joined Mormons Building Bridges when I became alarmed over the suicides among gay LDS teens. This week, I signed up for the Affirmation conference to be held Sept. 12-14 in Salt Lake City. Affirmation is an international organization for gay, lesbian, transgender, and intersex people who identify as members or former members of the LDS Church. It was the photos of gay teens at their first conference last year that prompted my decision to attend. To see the joy on the faces of the youth when t...</div> <h5><a rel="item-license" href="http://www.sltrib.com/pages/privacy"> Copyright 2013 The Salt Lake Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.</a></h5> </div> 58267583@www.sltrib.com Wed, 06 Aug 2014 17:47:46 MDT