AFFIRMATION - The Salt Lake Tribune http://www.sltrib.com/feeds/topics/AFFIRMATION News from The Salt Lake Tribune en-us webmaster@sltrib.com (Webmaster) 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.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 Gay support group issues challenge: Read Book of Mormon daily http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58237617-180/book-mormon-challenge-affirmation.html.csp <div class="hnews hentry item"> <h4><a class="url entry-title" href="http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/blogsfaithblog/58237617-180/book-mormon-challenge-affirmation.html.csp">Gay support group issues challenge: Read Book of Mormon daily</a></h4> <span class="author vcard"><span class="fn">THE SALT LAKE TRIBUNE</span></span> <h5><span class="updated" title="2014-07-29T16:18:05.192-06:00">Updated Jul 29, 2014 04:18PM MDT</span></h5> <div class ="entry-content">Starting this week, more than 100 LDS believers have accepted the challenge to read a chapter a day from the faith’s signature scripture, the Book of Mormon. At this pace, they will complete the entire text in 239 days. What makes this challenge different, though, is that it was issued not by LDS Church headquarters but from Affirmation, a support group for gay Mormons that many church members presume is opposed to the faith. The instructions on Facebook for reading together are clear: Read a c...</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> 58237617@www.sltrib.com Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:18:05 MDT