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Resource List

Articles at the intersection of LGBTQ+ identity and faith, including “Coming Home” Guides for Faith, Catholicism, Islam, Judaism, Mormonism, and Self:


Rolling Stone article about importance of LGBTQ+ inclusion for children in faith communities:
The Forsaken: A Rising Number of Homeless Gay Teens Are Being Cast Out by Religious Families, 2014


Coming Out Within, 1992, Craig O’Neill and Kathleen Ritter
Coming Out Spiritually: The Next Step , 1999, Christian de la Huerta

Blessed BiSpirit: Bisexual People of Faith, 2000, Rabbi Deborah Kolodny

Bulletproof Faith, 2008, Candace Chellew-Hodge

Queer Spiritual Spaces: Sexuality and Sacred Places, 2010, Kath Browne, Sally Munt, and Andrew K.T. Yip
Islamic Texts: A Source for Acceptance of Queer Individuals into Mainstream Muslim Society, The Equal Rights Review, Vol. Five, 2010, Imam Muhsin Hendricks

Jewish Gentle and Other Stories of Gay-Jewish Living, 2011, Dr. Daniel M. Jaffe
Allah, Liberty and Love: The Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom, 2011, Irshad Manji
Coming OUT to Ourselves:Admitting, Accepting, and Embracing Who We Truly Are , 2012, Rev. Jerry D. Troyer

Through the Door of Life: A Jewish Journey Between Genders, 2013, Joy Ladin

Rainbow Theology: Bridging Race, Sexuality, and Spirit, 2013, Rev. Patrick S. Cheng
Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims, 2013, Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christians’ Biblical Memoirs, 2017, Ellin Sterne Jimmerson

The Lord is my Shepherd and He Knows I’m Gay, 1972, The Reverend Troy D. Perry


Where the Edge Gathers: Building a Community of Radical Inclusion, 2005, Bishop Yvette A. Flunder
Love Is an Orientation, 2009, Andrew Marin

God vs Gay? The Religious Case for Equality, 2011, Dr. Jay Michaelson
Homosexuality in Islam: Critical Reflection on Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims, 2011, Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle

God Believes in Love: Straight Talk about Gay Marriage, 2012, Bishop Gene Robinson

Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism, 2015, Deborah Jian Lee

In Defense of All God’s Children: The Life and Ministry of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo, 2016, Christopher Senyonjo




Jewish: Keshet

Muslim: Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity

Muslims of Progressive Values (MPV)
All Christian Denominations: Believe Out Loud
    Baptist: AWAB—Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists
    Black Church Movement: Many Voices
    Catholic: Dignity USA & New Ways Ministry
    Community of Christ: The Welcoming Community Network
    Disciples of Christ: Disciples LGBTQ+ Alliance
    Episcopalian: Integrity USA

    Evangelical:  The Evangelical Network
    Lutheran: Reconciling Works
    Mennonite: Brethren Mennonite Council

    Pentecostal: Fellowship of Reconciling Pentecostals International
    Presbyterian: More Light Presbyterians

    Quaker: Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns

    Reformed Church of America: Room For All
    Seventh-Day Adventist: Seventh Day Adventist Kinship

    United Methodist: Reconciling Ministries Network

Metropolitan Community Churches

The Fellowship of Affirming Ministries

United Church of Christ

United Progressive Pentecostal Church Fellowship

Unity Fellowship Church Movement

Unity Worldwide Ministries

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