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Kyle Ashworth | LGBTQ+ Speaker
A passionate speaker, Kyle Ashworth is dedicated to inclusivity and invested in arousing a sense of curiosity and empathy to the LGBTQ/Latter-day Saint audience. Kyle was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon) faith. He was a closeted gay man who married a woman, raised a family, and at the age of 32, came out. He navigated his journey which included a reevaluation of his faith, his marriage, LGBTQ advocacy, and moving forward in a healthy trajectory. Kyle is the host of the Latter Gay Stories podcast, the most popular and longest running gay Mormon podcast.
Kyle’s speaking opportunities and presentations are anchored in a modern version of Maya Angelou’s famous quote: “when you know better, you do better.” Kyle’s informative and non-combative speaking style gives audiences an opportunity to better understand the intersection of sexuality and reality—especially where it meets in religious intersections. Using his own lived experience as a gay man, and pulling from current and historical research and events, Kyle gives a solid foundation for understanding the experiences of others & acting in allyship. His events always allow for a no-hold barred Q&A session, allowing participants to ask anything—free from embarrassment.
Kyle’s keynote subjects include:
∙ On The Record: A Chronology of Latter-day Saint Policy and Messaging Regarding LGBTQ+ Topics
∙ What to Expect When You Weren’t Expecting Homosexuality (excellent for parents/allies)
∙ Coming Out and Giving Grace (excellent for people just coming out or navigating their journey)
∙ Thriving Beyond Mormonism’s Latter-GAY policies (post-Mormon LGBTQ+ audience)
February 1, 2022 at 6:53 pm
We loved Kyle’s presentation at the Ogden Utah Thrive event. My husband and I were blown away at how simple and logical his “What To Expect” presentation was. We learned SOOO much as parents of a newly “out” daughter.