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101 LGBTQ+ Books for Kids

Format: Website, Books
Topic: Kids & Youth

Visit this website to view a list of 101 books for kids about LGBTQ+ themes.

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson

Format: Book
Themes: Gender Identity, Personal Stories

The book explains what pronouns are, why they matter, and how to use them. It also says what to do if you make a mistake, and some tips-and-tricks for those who identify outside of the binary to keep themselves safe in this binary-centric world.

Bible, Gender, Sexuality: Reframing the Church's Debate on Same-Sex Relationships by James Brownson

Format: Book
Topic: Bible & Theology

A careful analysis of the seven main texts that appear to address intimate same-sex relations, but much more, as he explores key concepts that inform our understanding of the biblical texts. For example: patriarchy, complementarity, purity and impurity, honour and shame.

Brethren Mennonite Council for LGBT Interests

Format: Website
Topic: Anabaptist

An Anabaptist organization focused on the US, seeking to cultivate an inclusive church and society and to care for the Mennonite and Brethren lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and allied community.

Changing our Mind by David Gushee

Format: Book
Topic: Bible & Theology

Helping families and congregations carefully and compassionately rethink traditional religious teachings about full LGBTQ inclusion.

Clobber the Passages: Seven Deadly Verses by Mel White

Format: Book
Theme: Bible & Theology

An Invitation to celebrate what LGBTQ+ people have achieved throughout history in music, science, athletics, politics, the arts, education, literature, the military, parenting, and even religion. It presents LGBTQ+ people in a healthy new way and leaves that cloud of guilt and shame behind with the evangelical literalists.

CommonWord Resources regarding Churches & LGBTQ+ Inclusion

Format: Website
Topics: Church Conversations, Anabaptist

Resources about the church conversation regarding LGBTQ+ inclusion, available to borrow/download/view at CommonWord (MC Canada). Other search keywords suggested there.

Faith Stories (3 collections) ed Roberta Showalter Kreider

Format: Book (collection)
Topics: Personal Stories, Anabaptist

Faith stories of Mennonite & Brethren LGBTQ+ people, couples, and leaders

God and the Gay Christian: The Surprising Biblical Case for Equality by Matthew Vines

Format: Book
Topic: Bible & Theology

An interpretation of key biblical texts about same-sex relations and a personal story of a young gay Christian man.

God vs Gay? The Religious Case for Equality by Jay Michaelson

Format: Book
Themes: Gender Identity, Bible & Theology, Queer Theology

Does the Bible prohibit homosexuality? No, says Bible scholar and activist Jay Michaelson. In this book, Michaelson argues for equality, not despite religion but because of it.

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