Note: This page is provided as a resource only and is not intended as an endorsement of any individual or book. There’s a continually growing number of resources available for seeking help and support, as well as researching issues relevant to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, and intersex people of faith. I have listed just a few of them here to get you started on this journey.

LGBTQ Faith Memoirs

Refocusing My Family, by Amber Cantorna
She’s My Dad, by Jonathan Williams
Facing the Music, by Jennifer Knapp
Undivided, by Vicky Beeching
Unseen, by Meredith Jade
Transforming, by Austen Hartke
Given Up for You, by Erin O. White

Coming Out

Unashamed, by Amber Cantorna

Sex, Purity Culture, and LGBTQ Marriage

Beyond Shame, by Matthias Roberts
Modern Kinship, by David and Constantino Khalaf
Pure, by Linda Kay Klein
Sex, God, and the Conservative Church, by Tina Schermer Sellers
Shameless, by Nadia Bolz-Weber

Reconciling Faith and Sexuality (in order left to right from least to most academic)

Unclobber, by Colby Martin
Walking the Bridgeless Canyon, by Kathy Baldock
Changing Our Mind, by David P. Gushee
Bible, Gender, Sexuality, by James V. Brownson

Other Recommended Reading

Braving the Wilderness, by Brene Brown
Sacred Wounds, by Teresa B. Pasquale
The Gifts of Imperfection, by Brene Brown
Accidental Saints, by Nadia Bolz-Weber
Practicing, by Kathy Escobar
Does Jesus Really Love Me? by Jeff Chu
What is the Bible? by Rob Bell
A Bigger Table, by John Pavlovitz

Kathy Baldock’s Review List of Books that are Damaging to the LGBTQ Community