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Christianity, Social Tolerance and Homosexuality

Book John Boswell

Examination of the lives of gay people in Western Europe from the start of the Christian era to the 14th century; won the National Book Award.

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These resources, suggested by friends and colleagues from around the world, are designed to help LGBTQ Catholics and those who minister with them.

We have not read every page of every book; we do not agree with every word of every article; we have not watched every minute of every video and we do not know every person in every organization. Our including a resource here does not mean that we endorse every aspect of it.

We hope that our community of friends find these resources, from a variety of perspectives, as well as countries and language groups, useful tools to help deepen your faith. Please let us know if you have a resource you would like to suggest or have a concern about one we included.


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A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth

Book Cody J. Sanders

A Christian-not-Catholic resource providing insights and tools for youth ministry.

A Home for All: A Catholic Call for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination

Book Robert Shine

A Home for All: A Catholic Call for LGBTQ Non-Discrimination makes the case for why and how Catholics should support non-discrimination initiatives for LGBTQ people in both church and society. This publication is a brief 60-page book written by Francis DeBernardo and Robert Shine, respectively New Ways Ministry’s executive director and associate director. The book was created for Catholics in the pews, pastoral ministers, and educators to understand why their Catholic faith promotes equality for LGBTQ people, despite some church leaders’ opposition.

A letter to my Anxious Christian Friends: From Fear to Faith in Unsettled Times

Book David P. Gushee

A poignant letter from a great ethicist and theologian with a heart for LGBT persons and families.

A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns

Book Archie Bongiovanni

A simple to understand, comic illustrations, guide to the importance and ease of using they/them pronouns.

Abrazar un arcoíris : Acompañar como Iglesia a personas de diversidad sexual

Book Spanish Luis García Orso, SJ

Invitación a acoger a personas de diversidad sexual (LGBTQ).

Acariciar las heridas: la carmelita que ayuda a transexuales

Book Spanish María Laura Favarel, Hermana Monica Astorga

Libro sobre la experiencia de la Monja Carmelita Mónica Astorga Cremona quien hace ministerio con mujeres trans en Argentina.

After the Wrath of God: AIDS, Sexuality, & American Religion

Book Anthony M. Petro

An historian explores how the HIV crisis affected the LGBT rights movement, including a substantial chapter about Catholic bishops.

Batir un pont

Book French James Martin, S.J.

Building a Bridge in French.

Being Gay and Lesbian in a Catholic High School

Book Michael Maher

This book presents a deep look at the experience of being LGBTQ+ in Catholic high schools.

Beyond “Who am I to Judge?”: The Sensus Fidelium, LGBT experience, and Truth-Telling in the Church

Book Bradford Hinze

Book chapter argues that Pope Francis’ statement “who am I to judge?” contains substantial changes to Magisterial doctrine – not just a change in tone.