Mission of Gay Mormon Forum

The mission of the Gay Mormon Forum is to shed positive light on the dialogue which is currently taking place in the LDS community on the topic of homosexuality, while fostering Christ-like approaches which encourage and affirm both the spirituality and wholeness of all human beings. This is not a place for making judgments on anyone: not on Church leaders, not on gay couples whose relationships may be unapproved by the Church, and not on those who maintain their commitment to the Church by following a path of celibacy or mixed-orientation marriage. See our Principles for more information.

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Hilton LGBT/SSA Gathering, Friday, April 4, 8 pm

Please join us in Salt Lake City,Friday, April 4 at 8 pm for the 2nd Annual Spring Pre-General Conference Gathering for LGBT/SSA Mormons, Families & Friends sponsored by Affirmation, Mormons Building Bridges, Family Fellowship, & Affirmation/Reconciliation FHE.

Our Keynote Speaker this year is Tom Christofferson and music will be by the Utah County Men’s Choir, Lisa Tensmeyer Hansen, Director.

7:30 Gather and Mingle
8:00 Fireside Program Begins Promptly
9:00 Desserts & Mingling

Hilton Salt Lake City Center
255 S West Temple, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101

About our speaker

Tom Christofferson

Tom Christofferson

Tom Christofferson is the Chief Marketing Officer of J.P. Morgan Investor Services in New York City. Tom’s career in asset management and banking has given him opportunities to live and work in Europe and the US. Additionally, he has twice served on the global diversity council for his firm, and continues to be a senior sponsor there of its Pride business resource group. He is currently a member of the advisory board of his firm’s political action committee.

Tom was born in Utah and grew up in New Jersey, Illinois and Utah. He served as a full-time missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Canada Montreal Mission. Before and after his missionary service, Tom attended BYU. As part of his coming-out process he was an active member of Affirmation in Los Angeles in the late 1980’s before moving to New York.

In addition to his efforts with Affirmation, Tom has served on the boards of numerous non-profit organizations, on the finance committees of Senate and Presidential campaigns and is currently as a member of the National Advisory Council for the David Eccles School of Business at the University of Utah. Tom lives in New Canaan, Connecticut, with his partner of eighteen years, Clarke Latimer.

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7 pm LGBT/SSA Social Feb 22 in SLC

Affirmation, Family Fellowship, North Star, USGA-BYU, and Mormons Building Bridges would like to invite everyone to FEBRUARY COMBINED SOCIAL to be held in conjunction with the Circling the Wagons conference.

EVERYONE is invited. Bring your family, friends, and anyone you love.

After the workshops, presentations, and art displays come to an end, please meet us at the McGillis School for food, music, and fun.

The McGillis School
668 South 1300 East, Salt Lake City, Utah 84102

The food will be sandwiches and finger foods.

“Folks aren’t expected to bring any food — but for the over-achievers among us (you know who you are), please bring FINGER FOOD — that means no forks or spoons or knives needed. Thank you.”

There will musical entertainment–details to follow.

Attendance at the CTW conference is not required to participate in the social.

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January 31 …LDS LGBT/SSA Social in SLC

COME TO THE JANUARY SOCIAL!

JANUARY 31, 2014, 6:30PM (MST)

MBB/Affirmation/Family Fellowship/USGA all invite you to come out for a night of ice skating at Gallivan Center in Salt Lake City. Come have fun, show off your skills, and spend some time with your LGBTQI/SSA-LDS family!
Hot chocolate and donuts will be provided.

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Winter Solstice Party! December LGBT/SSA social..Dec 21

Light Up the Dark Night – A Winter Solstice Party! Please come to our December LGBT/SSA social……bring family and friends! There will be music, bonfire, and sparklers to light up the dark night, and of course delicious food and good company!

Where: 6433 Bull River Rd. Highland UT

Time: 7:00 pm

Please bring a side dish, hors’d oeuvre, or dessert to share

Sponsored by Affirmation, Mormons building Bridges, Family Fellowship and Reconciliation

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LGBT/SSA Thanksgiving social and service gathering-Salt Lake Nov 23

Please join us in an LGBT/SSA Thanksgiving social and service gathering on November 23 at 6:00. pm. Turkey and ham will be the main dish so please bring a potluck to go along with it!

The Social/dinner/service project will take place in American towers in downtown Salt Lake City. Go to the community room on the second floor. (Also enjoy beautiful views of the city from the sky rise

Service project: The Utah food bank needs donations for Thanksgiving dinner boxes they are preparing for families and individuals in need. Please bring one or more of the following food items to the social:
*black olives,
*dill pickles,
*French fried onions ( the kind you put in green bean casserole),
*gravy packets,
*hot cider packets, and
*hot chocolate packets

We will box up these items they will be donated to the Church at Liberty Park food bank.

Address for American Towers:
44 W. broadway. Salt Lake City. 84101. Park on the street broadway (300s) or in the American plaza parking under the building. Bring in your parking ticket for validation. Look for the American Towers entrance. Go to the community room on the second floor. There will be signs with directions.

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Important Fireside in SLC Nov 17 –7 pm

OUTREACH FIRESIDE
All LDS/LGBT members, friends and family are invited
Sunday, November 17 at 7:00 PM
Liberty Stake 8th Ward building
500 S. 300 E. (near Liberty Park)
Salt Lake City

Lesson topic: Gratitude
Come prepared to share your thoughts, to sing, etc.
Teachers: Merrie and Jim Smithson

Social hour: Bring a treat to share.
There is a very important event this coming Sunday for those of you in the
Provo, SLC, Ogden area.  This fireside is being hosted in a very LGBT
welcoming stake in the very heart of SLC.    We are hoping to have a good
crowd in a stake where all LGBT are welcome and where there will be an open discussion.
Please spread the word.  Jim and Merrie Smithson have a gay son and they will be excellent.

							
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October LGBT/SSA Social is Halloween Party Oct 26 7 pm

  • Nicholson Home 5342 Ted way West Valley City, UT 84120
  • Sponsored by LDS Family Fellowship, Affirmation, Mormons Building Bridges, USGA, and Reconciliation

    Costumes are enthusiastically encouraged—Or just come as yourself!

    Delicious hot soup and yummy rolls will be served!

    Please bring a potluck item to share!

    Directions:

    From the south, take I-15 to 2-15 then get off at 4700 South. Turn left (West) on 47th and then turn right on 2700 west or another road such as Bangerter Highway and head north to 4100 South. Turn left and drive West on 4100 for 5-10 minutes. Then turn left on 5240 West (John way–or 5310 west if you miss the first turn. There is a light at 5200 west so it is almost immediately after the light.) Turn RIGHT on 4160 south (Ted way) and the house is on the right, nearly at the end of the road before it turns.

    Coming from the north, take I-15 to highway 201 west, then take the 5600 West exit and turn left. Continue south to 4100 south and turn left. Take the second right onto 5310 West. Turn left, then right, then right again onto Ted Way. My house is a few houses down on the right.

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Steve and Barb Young Speak at Affirmation Event in SLC

Saturday, September 14, 2013    6:15 pm  –Steve and Barb Young, and Judy Finch will speak at the “Evening of Affirmation” on Saturday, 9/14 in the Douglas Ballroom of the University of Utah Conference Center. 6:15-7:00 – Socializing over heavy meal appetizers/drinks
7:15-8:00 – Musical Performance & Spiritual Story Sharing
8:15-9:45 – Evening of Affirmation
9:45-11:00 – Socializing over a dessert buffet

Please RSVP at with a contribution of $15 at http://affirmation.givezooks.com/events/2013-annual-affirmation-international-conference and select the Saturday Evening Only option.

If you are interested in more of the Affirmation conference, you can also register for other portions at the same site.

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LGBT/SSA Rooftop Social! THURSDAY AUGUST 1st 6:30 pm

Join us for a Rooftop Social!

All LGBT/SSA and Family and Friends invited! Special invite to those here for SUNSTONE! PLEASE COME!!!
THURSDAY AUGUST 1st 6:30 pm or whenever you get here!

Enjoy a BBQ on the 26th floor rooftop of American towers in down town SLC! ! Hamburgers and hot dogs will be provided. You are welcome to bring your own steak etc.. if you want! Bring a potluck salad, drinks, chips or dessert to share!

The view is spectacular and it’s a great place to hang out and chat. The community room will also be used as part of the social which is located on second floor. Meet on the roof!

Directions to 44 W Broadway:
Exit on 500 south and go east. Turn left (North) on West temple. Turn right (East) on 300 south. Enter the Republic parking garage on the left of American Towers.

There is parking underneath the building where you can park for $2. Let the guard know the party you are attending.

. You will find the entrance to the South Tower at the south end of the parking garage. Bring in your parking stub for validation. We will have signs posted to find the community room.
If you park elsewhere, enter the main entrance and use the intercom to tell the attendant you are here for a party.

Call Jamison if you have any problems 801-792-1517.

Presented by Affirmation, Reconciliation, Family Fellowship, Mormons Building Bridges, USGA-BYU, and others.

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LDS LGBT/SSA Social set for Friday, June 28 in Highland, UT

Are you ready for some SUMMER FUN?
Announcing our Monthly LDS LGBT/SSA SUMMER SOCIAL
Join us for a barbecue and fun at Highland Glen Park, on June 28th at 6:30 pm

Swim in the lake/pond, or bring something to float in, feed the ducks, take a walk in the wooded area, or do a little fishing ! Volleyball nets available and there’s also a baseball diamond!

We will furnish the hamburgers and hotdogs, or you can bring your own more fancy fare to barbecue if you would like!
Please bring a potluck to share.

We will start at 6:30….. feel free to come at that time or later!

Directions to Highland Glen Park, 4800 West Knight Ave.

From I-15
Take the Highland Alpine exit (284) and head east on Timpanogos highway.
Travel for about 7 miles on Timpanogos highway passing Smith’s Marketplace and then Ridley’s
Turn Right ( south ) at the stoplight on Lone-peak Parkway which is 4800 W .
Travel for 1 mile and turn Right (west) on Cedar Hills Drive (stoplight) just after the high school .
You will go past some tennis courts and a football field .
Turn left at stop sign.
The park is just down in the wooded area . We will be in the pavilion.

Call 801-602-4042 for questions

Sponsored by Affirmation, LDS FamilyFellowship, Mormons Building Bridges, Reconciliation, and USGA

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