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Nathan Kitchen 2022 Affirmation International Conference

Nathan Kitchen, 2022 Affirmation International Conference

October 24, 2022 |

Nathan Kitchen, president of Affirmation, opened the final session of Affirmation’s 2022 International Conference speaking about our personal spirituality and faith and our responsibility for our own spiritual wellness.

45 Years of Affirmation

June 13, 2022 |

Today, Affirmation serves over 30,000 community members organized into three geographic areas, fifteen regions, and thirty-two chapters in addition to a number of faith-and-experience-based affinity groups.

Fear Not, I Am With Thee; Oh Be Not Dismayed!

May 2, 2022 |

There is no room in the gentleness of Love for a Rameumptom, for ARE we not ALL sinners and all fall short of the Glory of God? In the end, it is the Love of God that will welcome each one of us home, and it is our bearing of His gentle Love that helps others along the way. We become one another’s angels.

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A Light, Shining in the Darkness

March 20, 2022 |

It is hard for me to imagine a Jesus who would not have walked among those whose love and concern lit the Y tonight and would not also have brought his light as well to show love.

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.”

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.”

The 10 Most Read Stories of 2021

The 10 Most Read Stories of 2021

December 30, 2021 |

Here are the top 10 most-read stories from Affirmation published in 2021. Stories published on the Affirmation website are from, for, or about the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community around the world.

Nathan Kitchen Interfaith Service 2021 Oct 25

Affirmation President Speaks at LGBTQ Interfaith Sunday Service

October 29, 2021 |

It behooves us as we find our joy as LGBTQ people, to internalize the lessons of our first parents that are taught in the temple. This lesson is that sometimes to find joy you have to make hard decisions about what your joy is and where your joy is found. And sometimes your joy is not found in Eden.

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Protect Your Queer Children Under the Boughs of Love

August 28, 2021 |

You cannot build walls and fortresses to keep them out, for they are already a part of us, already a part of the sealed network of Saints. But you can use musket fire to drive them out from among you, from their spiritual home and from their families, through exclusionary positions and rejecting behavior.