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Pastoral Care: LGBTQIA+

hotlines, guidelines and crisis intervention contacts; and support for pastoral care for children, tweens, teens, families, differently abled persons, elders and folks with memory concerns; including mindfulness, personal care and volunteer support

Books

The PC(USA) Store has compiled a list of Books for LGBTQIA+ Inclusion.

See also our Faith Formation: Tweens & Teens: Sexuality & Gender Identity lib guide

The Economic Case for LGBT Equality          In the Shelter: Finding a Home in the World     LGBTQ     Love Makes Room: And Other Things I Learned When My Daughter Came Out:  Frenes, Staci: 9781506468631: Amazon.com: Books     One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins     Outlove: A Queer Christian Survival Story     Outside the Lines: How Embracing Queerness Will Transform Your Faith                    United States of Grace: A Memoir of Homelessness, Addiction, Incarceration, and Hope

     

one for teens and one for adults: these companion books affirm young people in their questions and explorations and empower mentors and care-givers to have open and informed conversations

                                                

Austen Hartke, author of Transforming: the Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, offers a Trans Faith Resource list, including:

  • hotlines and support groups
  • trans 101
  • writings by and for trans folks
  • books for family members
  • children's books
  • resources for faith communities and ministry professionals
  • additional supportive organizations and videos.

Children's Books

Be Who You Are     Cover of Blossom and Bud               It's Okay to Be Different     Cover of Jacob's School Play     Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People‚Äôs Pronouns     Julián at the Wedding     Julián is a Mermaid               Rainbow Boy          We Listen to Our Bodies: A picture book about body awareness and consent.          

Websites

Hope Church (UMC) offers a great list of resources for parents, faith formation leaders, clergy, and allies to create justice, hospitality, and study.

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An Interactive Journal on Christian Social Justice

Their LGBTQIA+ page is updated regularly with articles reflective of current events, issues, and practices.

TransMinistry Collective is an online community of transgender and gender-expansive Christians committed to growing our faith, supporting each other, and healing the world.

With resources for Trans People, Family Members and Ministry Professionals.

The Good Fruit Project

Good Fruit Project offers a Guide outlining the faith- and research-based evidence of the bad fruit of conversion therapy and resource lists.


UW Milwaukee's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer Plus (LGBTQ+) Resource Center shares this excellent primer on pronoun arenas and usage.

Artistic Expressions

United Seminary solicited line drawings from community members to celebrate LGBTQ History Month. You can download the Queer Theofuturism Coloring Book for free.

Mindfulness

iBme's website is informative. Retreats and courses may be life-changing.