Organizations & Associations

Affirmation does charter itself for the purpose and position herein stated, as a charitable, service, educational and religious oriented association:
As members and friends of the gay and lesbian community, it is our intention to work for the understanding and acceptance of gays and lesbians as full, equal and worthy persons within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and society, and to help them realize and affirm self-worth.

Affirmation: Gay and Lesbian Mormons is a welcoming community and welcomes all persons regardless of sex, race, color, age, national origin, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

Affirmation supports and encourages its members by assisting them in dealing with the Church, their families, employers, work associates and social contacts. The association offers its members strength and support in solving personal problems through mutual acceptance and fellowship.

A website dedicated to celebrating the contributions of Black Members of the LDS Church.

The Church of Jesus Christ is a Restorationist church and is historically part of the Latter Day Saint movement. It has sometimes been referred to as a “Bickertonite church” or “Rigdonite organization” based upon the church’s claims of succession through William Bickerton and Sidney Rigdon. The church does not use these terms in referring to itself.

Community of Christ’s 250,000 members live and minister in more than 60 nations. We proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love, and peace. Christ’s mission is our mission. Formerly known as the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (RLDS).

We are a diverse community of former Mormons or questioning Mormons. Many of us have been church leaders, teachers, missionaries and faithful members, and we are here to support those who, like ourselves, are creating a life after Mormonism. For many, the transition out of Mormonism is difficult and traumatic. It involves carefully examining the teachings of the church and evaluating them objectively. And it may involve the risk of disapproval or sometimes outright ostracism from friends and family. But it also involves a sincere search for truth. Whether you join our group or not, we invite you to explore our website, visit links we have established to other organizations, and ask questions. We warmly welcome you to join us in the search for real answers, real friends and the joy of an examined life. You are not alone!
A significant problem in many high-demand religions today is relationship disruption due to a shift in religious belief by a husband, wife, family member, or friend. We are committed to helping those who experience this challenge navigate it with the intention that the relationship will not only survive but thrive. The new territory may look different, but with understanding and commitment the journey can lead to higher ground. It can become–not a fall–but an ascension.

Celebrates the diversity of all Mormon women. As daughters of God, we are unique individuals whose gifts are precious, and our voices matter. As children of God we seek to highlight the diversity of Mormon thought while striving to speak out against oppression, violence and other harms contrary to the gospel of Jesus Christ. As women committed to the heritage of our faith, we advocate for understanding and sisterhood while appreciating our varied perspectives and diverse gifts.

An independent scholarly society composed of individuals who share a lively interest in the history of Community of Christ and the Restoration Movement. Members include professional and “armchair” scholars from many walks of life and faith positions.

The Joseph Smith Jr. and Emma Hale Smith Historical Society (JSEHS) is a non-profit organization operated by descendants of Joseph Smith and Emma that promotes knowledge and understanding of the life and times, teachings, and heritage of Joseph Smith, Jr. and Emma Hale Smith.

Engaging visitors in the legacy of the Kirtland Temple, embracing the sacred and secular significance of the historic site, and promoting religious tolerance and open dialogue among all people.

The mission of the Liahona Children’s Foundation is to nurture the potential of children to lead healthy and productive lives by eliminating malnutrition and providing educational opportunities among LDS children and their friends.

A non-profit organization that helps Mormons share their beliefs on the internet so interested people can learn more about Mormonism.

The Mormon History Association (MHA) is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to the study and understanding of all aspects of Mormon history. We welcome all who are interested in the Mormon past, irrespective of religious affiliation, academic training, or world location. We promote our goals through scholarly research, conferences, awards, and publications.

This is a professional association for mental health providers, clinicians, educators and advocates who are interested in or are working with the Mormon population. MMHA is interested in increasing training, research, strategy, collaboration and education in the mental health treatment of Mormons, helping ensure that this population’s needs are being met by trained professionals who adhere to professional ethics codes. This would include the ability to respectfully and adequately treat and educate Mormons self-identifying in any manner of religious belief or non-belief, sexual orientation or preference, gender identity, or any other area they may find themselves in, through an evidence-based, best-practice approach consistent with professional ethics first and foremost.

The Mormon Transhumanist Association is an international nonprofit organization that promotes radical flourishing in compassion and creation through technology and religion, as outlined in the Transhumanist Declaration and the Mormon Transhumanist Affirmation. Although we are neither a religious organization nor affiliated with any religious organization, we support our members in their personal religious affiliations, Mormon or otherwise, and encourage them to adapt Transhumanism to their unique situations

A continuously expanding digital library of interviews with Latter-day Saint women from around the world.

The Mormon Women’s History Initiative Team (MWHIT), founded in 2003, promotes research and networking in the field of Mormon Women’s History. We highlight the lives and experiences of Mormon women across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries by bringing them to diverse audiences in print and in person.

As an independent group of scholars, we act as a “hub” to facilitate connection and coordination of the efforts of many groups and individuals

In accordance with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, the Mormons Building Bridges community is made up of faithful Latter-day Saints who are dedicated to conveying love and acceptance to all who identify as LGBTQI and those who experience same-sex attraction. We assert that all our sisters, brothers, and families are inherently worthy of love and belonging in our homes, congregations, and communities – no matter where their life path may take them.

The Mormons Building Bridges community supports specific initiatives that promote this vision and encourage individuals to flourish. We base our efforts on the testimonies of gay, transgender, and straight Latter-day Saints who all seek a Christ-centered life as their authentic selves. The Mormons Building Bridges community is less a movement built around a visible leader and more a way of creating a standard of thoughtful dialogue and innovation that is available to all LDS people as they approach the question of how to best help LGBTQ/SSA people to thrive.

Our Mission: To promote understanding, healing, growth, and community for people experiencing or impacted by religious transition.

The fundamental tenets of Mormonism support gender equality: God is male and female, father and mother, and all of us can progress to be like them someday. Priesthood, we are taught, is essential to this process. Ordain Women believes women must be ordained in order for our faith to reflect the equity and expansiveness of these teachings.

The mission of The Sunstone Education Foundation is to sponsor open forums of Mormon thought and experience.

We examine and express the rich spiritual, intellectual, social, and artistic qualities of Mormon history and contemporary life. We encourage humanitarian service, honest inquiry, and responsible interchange of ideas that is respectful of all people and what they hold sacred.

WAVE seeks to fulfill our mission of advancing gender equality in the LDS church. We do this with hope and faith that our goals are compatible with LDS beliefs in the divinity of all humans, the worth of all souls, and that “all are alike unto God.” Moreover, we believe that such action is pleasing to God. As we work towards increased opportunities for women to contribute within the Church structure, we ultimately hope to aid the Church’s retention effort of women.Within the WAVE board, there are a variety of voices and backgrounds that will appeal to a broad audience of Mormons. We believe that everyone who visits WAVE will find something useful that will make their church experience better.