Community Groups & Organizations
Generous Space Ministries (International, based in Canada) - Discipling Christ-followers to work together to eliminate fear, division, and hostility at the intersection of faith, gender, and sexuality. Connecting LGBTQ+ people with vibrant faith community.
Q Christian Fellowship (USA) - “Q Christian Fellowship prophetically models a world where all LGBTQ+ people are fully loved by family, church, and community, and Christians worldwide live up to their calling to be instruments of grace and defenders of the outcasts.”
Reformation Project (USA) - “The Reformation Project is a Bible-based, Christian grassroots organization that works to promote inclusion of LGBTQ people by reforming church teaching on sexual orientation and gender identity. We envision a global church that fully affirms LGBTQ people.”
Queer Theology - Queer Theology provides a supportive community and in-depth resources for queer Christians and straight supporters.
Activists & Public Figures
Austen Hartke - “Austen Hartke is the author of Transforming: The Bible and the Lives of Transgender Christians, a new book on theology and personal narratives, published by Westminster John Knox Press in 2018.”
Matthias Roberts - Host of the Queerology podcast and “creates resources to help people fight bad theology so that LGBTQ+ Christians and allies may live confident and fulfilling lives — the lives that Jesus calls us into.”
Notable books and articles in the area of faith, gender & sexuality.
Browne, K., Munt, S. R., & Yip, A. K.T. (2010). Queer spiritual spaces: Sexuality and sacred places. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Pub.
Brownson, J. V. (2013). Bible, gender, sexuality: Reframing the church's debate on same-sex relationships. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Pub.
Cheng, P. S. (2013). Rainbow theology: Bridging race, sexuality, and spirit. New York City: Church Publishing.
Guest, D., Goss, R. E., West, M., & Bohache, T. (2006). The queer Bible commentary. London: SCM Press.
Habib, S. (2010). Islam and homosexuality. Santa Barbara, Calif: Praeger
Kugle, S. A. (2014). Living out Islam: Voices of gay, lesbian, and transgender Muslims. New York: NYU Press.
Lee, J. (2012). Torn: Rescuing the Gospel from the gays-vs.-Christians debate. New York: Jericho Books.
Leyland, W. (1997). Queer Dharma: Voices of gay Buddhists (First edition). San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press.
Leyland, W. (2000). Queer Dharma, Vol. 2: Voices of gay Buddhists. San Francisco: Gay Sunshine Press.
Loughlin, G. (Ed.). (2007). Queer theology: Rethinking the Western body. Oxford: Blackwell.
McGuire, M. B. (2008). Lived religion: Faith and practice in everyday life. Oxford University Press.
Michaelson, J. (2011). God vs. gay?: The religious case for equality. Boston: Beacon Press.
Moon, D. (2004). God, sex, and politics: Homosexuality and everyday theologies. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
Rahman, M. (2010). Queer as intersectionality: Theorizing gay Muslim identities. Sociology, 44(5), 944–961.
Schnoor, R. F. (2006). Being gay and Jewish: Negotiating intersecting identities. Sociology of Religion, 67(1), 43–60.
Stuart, E. (2003). Gay and lesbian theologies: Repetitions with critical difference. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Talvacchia, K. T., Pettinger, M. F., & Larrimore, M. (2014). Queer Christianities: Lived religion in transgressive forms. NYU Press.
VanderWal-Gritter, Wendy. Generous Spaciousness: Responding to Gay Christians in the Church. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos Press, a Division of Baker Publishing Group, 2014.
Vines, M. (2014). God and the gay Christian: The biblical case in support of same-sex relationships. Crown Publishing Group.
Yip, A. K. T. (2015). When religion meets sexuality: Two tales of intersection. In P. D. Young, H. Shipley, & T. J. Trothen (Eds.), Religion and sexuality: Diversity and the limits of tolerance (pp. 119-140). Toronto: UBC Press.
Yip, A. K. T., & Page, S. (2016). Religious and sexual identities: A multi-faith exploration of young adults. Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Company.
Young, P. D., Trothen, T. J., & Shipley, H. (2015). Religion and sexuality: Diversity and the limits of tolerance. Toronto: UBC Press.
Notable books & articles in ‘queering’ research:
Chang, H., Ngunjiri, F., & Hernandez, K.A.C. (2012). Collaborative autoethnography. Left Coast Press.
Desyllas, M. C., & Sinclair, A. (2014). Zine-making as a pedagogical tool for transformative learning in social work education. Social Work Education, 33(3), 296–316.
Ellis, C., & Bochner, A. (2000). Autoethnography, personal narrative, reflexivity: Researcher as subject (N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln, Eds.). In Handbook of qualitative research (2nd ed., pp. 347-365). London: Sage Publications.
Holman Jones, S. (2005). Autoethnography: Making the personal political. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The sage handbook of qualitative research (3rd ed., pp. 763-791). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Holman Jones, S., & Adams, T. E. (2010). Autoethnography is a queer method. In K. Browne & C. J. Nash (Eds.), Queer method and methodologies (pp. 193-214). Burlington, VT: Ashgate Publishing Limited.
Prendergast, M., Leggo, C. D., & Sameshima, P. (2009). Poetic inquiry: Vibrant voices in the social sciences. Sense Publishers.
Richardson, L., & St. Pierre, E.A. (2005). Writing: A method of inquiry (N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln, Eds.). In Handbook of qualitative research (3rd ed., pp. 959-978). London: Sage Publications.
Strega, S. (2005). The view from the postructural margins: Epistemology and methodology reconsidered. In L. Brown & S. Strega (Eds.), Research as resistance: Critical, indigenous, & anti-oppressive approaches (pp. 199-235). Toronto, ON: Canadian Scholars' Press.