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Reflections and Farewell from Affirmation President Nathan Kitchen

December 18, 2022 |

Four years ago, I entered this space as president of Affirmation because I love you. I could do so because I was first loved by you, my community of mentors and peers. I am grateful for your trust and the opportunity you have given me to take a turn for a season leading this great organization.

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There Is a Disconnect Between LDS Church’s Outreach and How It Treats Its Own Members

November 17, 2022 |

Religious freedom strategies — such as supporting a bill to protect marriage equality in exchange for protections that allow internal LGBTQ discrimination — solve external issues for both the church and the LGBTQ community, but ignore the internal reality of LGBTQ Latter-day Saints within their spiritual home.

Sunday Plenary 2022 Affirmation International Conference

Sunday Plenary, 2022 Affirmation International Conference

October 24, 2022 |

The full Sunday plenary of the 2022 Affirmation International Conference, October 9th, 2022, at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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.

My Personal Invitation for You to Attend International Conference this Year

August 12, 2022 |

With the Affirmation International Conference being just 9 weeks away, I want to share with you what these conferences have meant to me and invite you to attend this year.

An Evening with Carson Tueller, 2022 Affirmation Connections

May 2, 2022 |

Carson Tueller is a speaker, presenter, and personal development coach. He is also the past president of Affirmation. Come hear about his coming out, his amazing advocacy work for LGBTQIA+ individuals and people with disabilities, and how he navigated his personal Queer/Latter-day Saint intersection.

President’s Hour with Nathan Kitchen, 2022 Affirmation Connections

May 2, 2022 |

Nathan Kitchen is in the final year of his second term as President of Affirmation. Since becoming president in 2019, he’s led the organization through significant organizational changes, including revising Affirmation’s mission, creating a vision for the organization, and developing a strategic plan. This session includes remarks from Nathan and an opportunity to ask Nathan questions about his leadership in Affirmation and advocacy for the LGBTQIA+ Latter-day Saint community.

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.

2022 International Conference Theme and Logo Contest

April 28, 2022 |

We’re pleased to announce the theme for our 2022 Affirmation International Conference: Rooted in Love. Graphic designers are invited to participate in a conference logo design contest. Design submissions are due by May 15th.