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Faith Formation: LGBTQIA+

Resources including: Children & Family Curricula & Storytime; Confirmation/Affirmation of Baptism; Denominational Resources; Tween & Teen Mental and Spiritual Health; Sexuality & Identity; and Online/At-Home Tech

Books

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Children's Books

Be Who You Are     Cover of Blossom and Bud     Picture of Different--A Great Thing to Be!               It's Okay to Be Different     Cover of Jacob's School Play     Jamie and Bubbie: A Book About People’s Pronouns     Julián at the Wedding     Julián is a Mermaid               Look Inside No One Else like You     Rainbow Boy          Cover of They’re So Flamboyant     We Listen to Our Bodies: A picture book about body awareness and consent.          

Websites & Curricula

Safe and Healthy Relationships - Youth Guide

This four-session guide is for middle- and high school youth (confirmation classes or youth groups); for exploring safe and healthy relationships and imparting lifelong skills to make safe and healthy choices.

Sessions include:

  • Healthy Relationships
  • Online Safety
  • Understanding and Preventing Sexual Exploitation and Trafficking
  • Making a Safety Plan and Resources

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

Blogs, Podcasts, & Articles

Austen Hartke shares The Blessings of a Complex Story

In RevGalBlogPals, The Pastoral Is Political blog, Rev. Emily Heitzman clarifies the importance of creating Affirming Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Youth.

Tweens & Teens Books

All Boys Aren't Blue     Colors of Hope: A Devotional Journal from LGBTQ+ Christians     Continuum     Evelyn Hooker and the Fairy Project     Still Stace: My Gay Christian Coming-of-Age Story | An Illustrated Memoir

Celebrate Diversity with Chapter Books     Chapter Books to Fuel Social Justice Movements