Cindy Bohrer (United student and admissions counselor) is passionate about creating safe, inclusive spaces, particularly when it comes to gender, identity, and pronoun usage. As part of her Social Transformation capstone, she has just released "Becoming in the New Year," a fun downloadable resource to help churches become more generous, kind, and affirming — because y'all means all!
Click here for more information. Click here to download the free resources from Dropbox.
Coming In: Gays and lesbians reclaiming the spiritual journey
The author explores a mystic spirituality and describes numerous practical steps that gay men and women can take in order to connect with their innate spiritual nature and express it in their daily lives and relationships. He provides prayers, meditations, rituals, exercises and other suggestions to foster spiritual discovery.
Supporting Parents of LGBTQIA+ Youth
By Leah Dail
Includes a list of additional online resources for developing your own small group or support network.
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.
Hope Church (UMC) offers a great list of resources for parents, faith formation leaders, clergy, and allies to create justice, hospitality, and study.
Transgender or devoutly Christian? An Iowa teen refuses to choose.
Sid High was 18 and trans in a world that felt increasingly hostile for young people like him. But as the U.S. grew more divided, he found himself growing deeper in his faith.
By Casey Parks
December 23, 2022 at 7:00 AM CST
Beyond the Binary: Retelling the Diné Creation Story
Illustration by Polo Heredia/Yes! Media
"For this was First Woman’s gift: a choice to be, to love, and a small power of creation. For some, the power of pregnancy. For a select few, the power to call forth rain. And for everyone, the power to create bonds that last a lifetime."
Austen Hartke shares The Blessings of a Complex Story
Jennalynn Fung explores What It Means to Be Nonbinary in TeenVogue.
In RevGalBlogPals, The Pastoral Is Political blog, Rev. Emily Heitzman clarifies the importance of creating Affirming Spaces for LGBTQIA+ Youth.
Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick - "True Colors" Live at Cannes [OFFICIAL] | TROLLS
Ceremony to honor and commemorate persons coming into the fullness of their identity with the support of their worshipping community.
Illustrated Ministry provides numerous options for Pride Parades and everyday welcome: