Collection Info

Affirmation (Gay and Lesbian Mormons) Collection donated by Jay Bell

Span Dates: 1989-2001

Volume: 1 linear ft.


The Affirmation (Gay and Lesbian Mormon) Collection donated by Jay Bell contains the correspondence, conference materials, flyers, programs, brochures, newsletters, and news clippings. Examples of local chapter newsletters come from Arizona, Las Vegas, New York, California, and Washington, D.C. There are also newsletters from the Gamofites (derived from Gay Mormon Fathers) and the Family Fellowship Organization. It includes organizational records of the national and chapter organizations. It also contains newsletters from chapters across the country. Gamofites (Gay Mormon Fathers) and Family Fellowship Organization material is also included.

Hist/Bio Note

Affirmation (Gay and Lesbian Mormons) was formed in 1977 to serve gay and lesbian members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church/Mormon Church). Since that time, the national organization and local chapters have organized conferences, workshops, and programs and published newsletters.

Finding Aid

The collection is processed and open for research.


The collection is held in the Special Collections Department of the Marriott Library of the University of Utah.

Index Terms

Affirmation (Gay and Lesbian Mormons)Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints