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.

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.

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.

he 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

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

Mormons for ERA are members of the LDS church who are organizing themselves to promote and lobby for the Equal Rights Amendment to be included in the U.S. constitution.

We chose Mormon because it is our shared community and our sphere of influence. We believe women are equal, and should have equal protections and guarantees under the constitution. We are aware of the history of Mormons for and against the ERA in the past and feel compelled to continue this work now. It is time. It is unfinished. We are powerful. We can make a difference. With only three states shy of amending the constitution, Mormons activists and Mormon populations in Utah, Arizona, and Nevada will be critical in this effort. Mormons for ERA will create education materials, raise awareness, and lobby local and federal legislators to ratify the equal rights amendment. Join with us. This is a fight that should and can be won-with your help!

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.

We are the largest local, public exmormon community in Salt Lake and surrounding areas. Our groups consist of people who like to get together to meet new people, to support each other, and to just have fun. Postmos is short for “Postmormons”. We want to include everyone who enjoys having a good time. If you were never Mormon but want to be a part of our group please check us out.

The logo is the apple from the garden of Eden, the forbidden fruit of knowledge. Once you bite from the apple, you leave what you thought was paradise and have to discover a different world. In mormonism, eating the fruit was necessary for mankind to fully enjoy life.

Most of us are people who have left Mormonism. When leaving Mormonism, many people lose much of their community and sometimes family. They might have trouble readjusting and feel like they need to learn a whole new world – which is where we come in, creating friendships with understanding, fun people. Whether you’ve recently mentally left the church, have been years out the door, or even if you were never Mormon, come join us and help us establish a sense of community in Salt Lake.

We are not affiliated with any religion or outside group. The group is maintained for and by people who have left Mormonism and those who want to socialize with us.

Members of a rapidly growing community of families and individuals who have voluntarily left Mormonism. We choose to no longer base our lives, and the lives of our children, on “truths” dictated by others. We believe that truth is freely available to any honest, diligent seeker regardless of creed, age, race or sexual orientation.

We realize there’s a lot of things about Mormonism that people don’t know. Lack of knowledge breeds distrust. A recent poll ranked Mormonism as one of the most distrusted religions in America. We hope that by being honest with you, you’ll begin to trust us, and understand our perspective on things.

First, Reform Mormonism isn’t LDS Mormonism (the church in Salt Lake City that sends out missionaries.) Most people don’t realize that there are many types of Mormons, just as there are many types of Protestants. We aren’t the Fundamentalist Mormons either, the ones who practice polygamy in Arizona and Texas. We’re completely separate from these organizations, and our beliefs and philosophies are different.

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.

The mission of WeExist.LGBT is to make schools more welcoming for LGBTQ+ students and their families, and end the practice of conversion therapy in the United States.