Nathan Kitchen

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.

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.”

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.

Paul Mortensen

Paul Mortensen, Affirmation Co-Founder, Dies at 80

December 30, 2021 |

If you have ever participated in Affirmation’s communities of safety, love, and hope or felt the support of Affirmation’s network of mentors and peers, you have done so in the path that Paul blazed before you with love and as a visionary.

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.

Season Tree

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.