Laurie Lee Hall

Laurie Lee Hall Returns to Affirmation Leadership as Vice President

February 28, 2022 |

Laurie wrote, “As I return to the leadership of the oldest and largest LGBTQIA-led organization at the Queer/Latter-day Saint intersection, I renew my commitment to help each of you to define your individual journey — rather than being defined by others — including power centers to whom we may have once yielded our authority.”

The Takeaway

February 25, 2022 |

Eternity has changed. It is no longer the infinite straight line for the chosen few. It is here and now in the ever-expanding universe of ways of believing and being: the diversity of cultures, races, ethnicities, religions, philosophies, personalities, abilities, moralities, genders, sexualities, interests, esthetics, values…and on and on.

A Valentine’s Day to Remember

February 25, 2022 |

Undoubtedly, this is the greatest and most valuable lesson learned on this Valentine’s Day: A reminder to bring love and light, through the message of Affirmation, to those who need it most.

Why Would Our Heavenly Father do That to Anyone?

February 25, 2022 |

Considering the expansiveness of the divine, why would God not be able to exalt a same-sex couple who love and care for each other and yearn to be together forever? At the end of the day, isn’t God truly concerned about the person we have become?

Unashamed Authenticity: UVU Humanities Symposium Presentation

February 18, 2022 |

Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen presented at the Utah Valley University Humanities Symposium on February 17, 2022. The title of his presentation was “Unashamed Authenticity: Unapologetically Navigating the Queer/Latter-day Saint Intersection during an Ongoing Restoration.”

Rebecca Solen 2019 Affirmation International Conference

Time to Pass the Baton: Vice President of Affirmation Stepping Down

February 18, 2022 |

I have made life-long friends and I will always cherish being able to advocate for all of you. It’s time for me to pass the baton to the next leader to continue building the path that is going to result in more people finding the same joy that I have managed to find by simply being true to who I am.

Affirmation Peru Conference Reflects the Light of Diversity

February 11, 2022 |

The conference’s main objective was to help attendees recognize that we can all contribute something of value to the LGBTQIA+ community, our families, and society, despite our differences. We all have talents and abilities that make our contributions unique.

Truck Car Driving Road Road Rainbow Mountains

Jesus is in the Rainbow

February 1, 2022 |

God doesn’t ask us to suffer and stay under the storm. As we move away from darkness and towards a lighted horizon, we can find our safe space. There may be rain, wind and flying debris in the journey away from oppression and conflict. But if we’re looking for the rainbow, we’ll recognize God’s colors when we see them.

Affirmation President to Speak at UVU Humanities Symposium

January 29, 2022 |

Nathan Kitchen, president of Affirmation, will give an address at Utah Valley University on Thursday, February 17th at 11:30 am MST during the University’s Humanities Symposium. You can attend the address live at the Fulton Library Auditorium on the UVU campus in Orem, Utah, or watch it via live stream.