Book covers Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth and Transfigurations:

LGBTQ youth ministry and Biblical gender-nonconformists are explored in a new book and film this month.

The book is “A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth” by Cody J. Sanders. The film is “Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible” by Peterson Toscano.

A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth” by Cody J. Sanders.

How can a church’s youth ministry have a positive impact on adolescents who struggle to live out their faith and their LGBTQIA orientation/identity? This guide for affirming congregations includes practical advice and a glossary. The author is pastor of Old Cambridge Baptist Church in Harvard Square. Published by Westminster John Knox Press.
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Transfigurations: Transgressing Gender in the Bible” by Peterson Toscano.

Genderbending Bible interpretations are presented in an enthralling one-person performance by a Bible scholar/actor. Toscano metamorphoses into an impressive array of gender-nonconforming Biblical figures. The living first-person portraits shed fresh light on characters ranging from warrior women to “girly boys,” from major heroes to little-known eunuchs. Toscano backs up each monologue with an enjoyable mini-lecture on the Biblical scholarship behind it. The show received high praise when it toured seminaries and LGBTQ events across the United States and Europe. Toscano identifies as a “quirky, queer Quaker.” Available for streaming at and on DVD from Barclay Press.


Just released

Rainbow in the Word: LGBTQ Christians’ Biblical Memoirs edited by Ellin Sterne Jimmerson. Foreword by Viki Matson. Published by Wipf and Stock.


Coming soon and available for pre-order

Sept. 28, 2017
Queer and Catholic: A Life of Contradiction by Mark Dowd. Published by Darton, Longman and Todd.

Nov. 1, 2017
A House of Prayer for All People: Contesting Citizenship in a Queer Church by David K. Seitz. Published by University of Minnesota Press.

Nov. 7, 2017
Sexual Disorientations: Queer Temporalities, Affects, Theologies by Kent L. Brintnall, Joseph A. Marchal and Stephen D. Moore (editors). Published by Fordham University Press.


More LGBTQ Christian books

New in August 2017: “Retreating Forward” and “The Straight Mind in Corinth”

New in July 2017: “Building a Bridge” and “Live Through This”

New in June 2017: “Carnal Knowledge,” “Jonathan’s Loves, David’s Laments,” “Jane Crow” and “Queer, There, and Everywhere”

New in May 2017: “Visions of Sodom” and “119: My Life as a Bisexual Christian”

New in April 2017: “Trust Truth” and “For I am Wonderfully Made”

New in Feb 2017: “Tantric Jesus,” “Bloomsbury Reader,” “Church of Whosoever” and “Queering Richard Rolle”

Top 35 LGBTQ Christian books of 2016 named

Top 25 LGBTQ Christian books of 2015 named

Top 25 LGBTQ Christian books of 2014 named

Top 20 Gay Jesus books

Basic LGBTQ Christian books: Where to start?

Queer Theology book list (from Patrick Cheng)

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Kittredge Cherry

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Kittredge Cherry is a lesbian Christian author who writes regularly about LGBTQ spirituality.She holds degrees in religion, journalism and art history.She was ordained by Metropolitan Community Churches and served as its national ecumenical officer, advocating for LGBTQ rights at the National Council of Churches and World Council of Churches.
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