Sexual Orientation

The resources featured on this page are helpful for individuals who are discerning their own sexuality, for parents or friends who want to understand more about LGBTQ identities, and for congregations to increase their awareness and understanding of LGBTQ people. If you have a resource to share or don’t see one that would be helpful for you please contact us here.

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Queer Theology

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Queer Theology is a website dedicated to exploring the theological gifts LGBTQ people bring to the church.

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“Mom, I’m Gay” – Loving your LGBTQ Child and Strengthening Your Faith

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Susan Cottrell, a Christian and a mom of a lesbian daughter, offers her hard won wisdom about how to respond with love and support as your child comes out. With practical advice and heartfelt encouragement, Cottrell guides readers through the fear and uncertainty Christian parents of LGBTQ children often feel.

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Bisexuality: Making the Invisible Visible in Faith Communities

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Is your faith community open to people whose sexuality does not fit into the categories of gay/lesbian or straight? This guidebook is designed to help congregations understand bisexuality and to encourage faith communities to “make the invisible visible.” Religious leaders and congregations can use this guidebook to inspire theological reflection and action in their faith communities.

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Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays vs. Christians Debate (Justin Lee)

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Torn is at once a memoir and a guidebook. It provides insightful, practical guidance for all committed Christians who wonder how to relate to gay friends or family members–or who struggle with their own sexuality.

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Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community (Kathy Baldock)

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Kathy Baldock’s book is a highly accessible examination of the historical and current social, medical, cultural, and religious discrimination which have impacted the gay and transgender communities. She approaches the subject as an evangelical Christian whose views about LGBTQ people evolved over time and through her understanding of the impact of discrimination and rejection on queer and transgender lives.

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And God Loves Each One: A Black Church Guide to Sexual Orientation

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Many Voices created an all in one guide specific to the Black Church  to serve as an introductory resource that fosters conversation on sexual orientation.

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