Affirming Resources

Websites

Affirm United   http://affirmunited.ause.ca/
Iridesce, The Living Apology Project (UCC) – https://www.iridesce.ca/stories
Believe Out Loud  https://www.believeoutloud.com/
Generous Space Ministries   https://www.generousspace.ca/   (great articles in the blog section)
Celebrating Gender Diversity (United Church of Canada Resources)
PFLAG http://www.pflagvancouver.com/
Pride Education Network    http://pridenet.ca/
Qmunity (BC’s Queer, Trans and Two-Spirit Resource Centre)  http://qmunity.ca/  
Two-Spirit Information http://transhealth.phsa.ca/trans-101/two-spirit
Transgender Health Information Program http://transhealth.phsa.ca/
Intersex Resources
Rainbow Refugee https://www.rainbowrefugee.com/
Egale  www.Egale.ca
History of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in Canada 

Educational Videos/ Articles

What is Allyship?

Allyship Circle
(from UBC CampOut!)

Queer Terminology; A to Q

Out in Schools program reduces bullying in Vancouver schools

Handsome and Majestic – 12 min documentary on a trans teen in Prince George https://vimeo.com/241958004

Growing up Intersex video interview, PBS

30+ Examples of CisGender Privilege
http://itspronouncedmetrosexual.com/2011/11/list-of-cisgender-privileges/

Trudeau to offer formal apology for LGBTQ persecution
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/trudeau-to-offer-formal-apology-for-lgbtq-persecution-on-nov-28/article37023830/

LGBT seniors fear going back into the closet when entering care homes
http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/trainers-helping-lgbt-seniors-1.4256155

For Canada’s LGBT community, acceptance is still a work in progress
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/canada-lgbt-community-survey-1.4240134

 Gay Straight Alliances in Schools Reduce Suicide Risk for ALL Students

Learn about the differences between Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Biological Sex

PBS First Person – 20 stories exploring queer and trans issues through short interviews.

Two Spirit – Injunuity

CBC Radio Unreserved episode – Celebrating the two spirit community

IDENTIFY: The inspiring journey of five transgender athletes and how sport helped them find their true identity.
https://www.olympicchannel.com/en/playback/identify/identify/

Things Not to Say to a Non-Binary Person. BBC Three Video:

Are you an Ally? Being an ally to trans, intersex, and two-spirit people

FAITH, SCRIPTURE, and SEXUALITY

FISH OUT OF WATER

Scripture and Sexuality lecture (historical context of passages often used to exclude/clobber LGBTQ people – warning, some explicit historical content)

Same-sex marriage: What does the bible really have to say?
ABC news article

Films

By no means, a comprehensive list ….
*VPL = vancouver public library

2010 – present
Word is Out – Stories of Some of Our Lives (VPL)
Wise Kids (youth friendly, VPL) – youth/faith (Christianity)/sexual orientation/identity
My Transgender Kid (youth friendly, Netflix) – transgender/kids/parents
Were the World Mine (youth friendly/VPL) – sexual orientation/coming out/gay/youth/musical comedy**
Geography Club (youth friendly/VPL) – sexual orientation/coming out/GSA
Mosquita Y Mari (youth, VPL) – sexual orientation/lesbian/coming out/Chicana
Growing Up Trans (VPL) – gender identity/kids/youth/parents
Tomboy (VPL) – gender identity/youth/french
The Way He Looks (VPL) – sexual orientation/coming out/gay/visually impaired
Pariah (VPL) – sexual orientation/lesbian/coming out/African-American
Call Me Kuchu (VPL) – sexual orientation/homophobia/Uganda
Saving Face (VPL) – sexual orientation/lesbian/Chinese-American/romantic comedy**
Reaching For the Moon (VPL) – sexual orientation/lesbian/Brazil
Boy Meets Girl (Netflix)  – gender identity/transitioning/romantic comedy**
Prayers for Bobby (VPL) – sexual orientation/gay/Christianity
Love Free or Die (VPL)  – sexual orientation/Christianity
Freeheld (VPL)  – sexual orientation/lesbian/LGBT rights
Love is strange (VPL) – sexual orientation/Christianity
Moonlight (Netflix)  – sexual orientation/gay/African-American
The Danish Girl (VPL) – gender identity/transitioning
Milk (VPL) – sexual orientation/LGBT rights
Naz & Malik (VPL, Netflix) – sexual orientation/coming out/gay/Muslim
Front Cover (VPl, Netflix) – sexual orientation/gay/Chinese-American
Two Soft Things, Two Hard Things – LGBT, Inuit, Two Spirit
Fire Song – Indigenous/sexual orientation
Campaign of Hate, Russia and Gay Propaganda (VPL) – sexual orientation/homophobia
The Fosters (Netflix) – LGBT parents/questioning youth/family series

2000-2009
Apples and Oranges (kid friendly, VPL) – bullying/kids/school
Anyone and Everyone (kid friendly, VPL) – bullying/kids/school
Saved! (youth friendly, VPL) – youth/sexual orientation/Christianity**
Ready? OK!  (youth friendly, VPL ) – gender identity/youth/dramedy**
D.E.B.S. (youth friendly, romantic comedy) – coming out/sexual orientation/lesbian**
Our House – Kids of Gay and Lesbian Parents (VPL) – sexual orientation/multi-religious/parents
Two Spirits (2009) – Two Spirit/Indigenous/sexual orientation/ gender identity/documentary
Brokeback Mountain (VPL) – sexual orientation/gay/homophobia
Big Eden (Netflix, VPL) – gay romantic comedy
Imagine Me & You (VPL) – lesbian romantic comedy
I Can’t Think Straight (VPL) – lesbian romantic comedy
Nina’s Heavenly Delights (VPL) – lesbian romantic comedy/POC
The Laramie Project (VPL) – sexual orientation/gay/homophobia
Trembling before G-d  (itunes) – sexual orientation/gay/Judaism/documentary
TransAmerica (VPL) – gender identity/transitioning/parent
For the Bible Tells Me So (VPL) – sexual orientation/gay & lesbian/parents/ Christianity/documentary
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQ6sHIOuk0w&t=1609s
Transgeneration (VPL)  – gender identity/transitioning
Call Me Malcolm – gender identity/trans/Christianity
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sh4Pv10lFyc

Books

*By no means, a comprehensive list…

23 of Our Most Anticipated LGBTQA YA Books of 2017

Faithful Families – Megan Rohrer (kids book)
A Tale of Two Daddies – Vanita Oelschlager (kids book)
Zak’s Safari – Christy Tyner (kids book)
The Family Book – Todd Parr (kids book)
Transgender Children of God – Megan Rohrer (kids book)
Mister Seahorse – Eric Carle (kids book)
Mr. Grumpy Christian – Megan Rohrer (kids book)
Oliver Button Is a Sissy – Tomie de Paola (kids book)
Jacob’s New Dress – Sarah & Ian Hoffman (kids book)
And Tango Makes Three –  Justin Richardson & Peter Parnell (kids book)
Big Bob, Little Bob – (kids book)
Mommy, Mama and Me – Leslea Newman (kids book)
Daddy, Papa and Me – Leslea Newman (kids book)
Molly’s Family – Nancy Garden (kids book)
One Dad, two Dads, Red Dad, Blue Dad – (kids book)
Are You a Boy or a Girl? – Sarah Savage + Fox Fisher (kids book)
Luna– Julie Ann Peters (young adult)
Annie On My Mind– Nancy Garden (young adult)
Keeping you a secret– Julie Anne Peters (young adult)
It’s Not Like It’s A Secret – Misa Suguira (young adult)
The Miseducation of Cameron Post –  Emily M. Danforth (young adult)
George – Alex Gino (young adult)
If I was your girl– Meredith Russo (young adult)
The God Box  – Alex Sanchez (young adult)
So hard to say – Alex Sanchez (young adult)
The Art of Being Normal –  Lisa Williamson (young adult)
We Are Made of Molecules – Susin Nielson (young adult)
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertelli (young adult)
Dress Codes for Small Towns – Courtney Stevens (young adult)
Coming Out Young and Faithful – Leanne McCall Tigert & Maren C. Terabassi (young adult)
A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth – Cody Sanders
This is my body: hearing the theology of transgender Christians – Christina Beardsley and Michelle O’Brien
Microaggressions in Ministry: Confronting the Hidden Violence of Everyday Church – Cody J. Sanders and Angela Yarber
Rescuing Jesus: How People of Color, Women, and Queer Christians are Reclaiming Evangelicalism – Deborah Jian Lee.
Intersex, Theology, and the Bible: Troubling Bodies in Church, Text, and Society – Susannah Cornwall (editor).
Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life & Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity  – Elizabeth Edman
I Love to Tell the Story: 100+ Stories of Justice, Inclusion, and Hope – Nancy Wilson
In Defense of All God’s Children: The Life and Ministry of Bishop Christopher Senyonjo –  Christopher Senyonjo
Writing The Walls Down:  A convergency of LGBTQ voices  – Helen Klonardis & Amir Rabiyah
Transgendering faith: Identity, sexuality and spirituality – Leanne McCall Tigert & Maren C. Terabassi
Science, Scripture &Homosexuality  –  Alice Ogden & & Terry L. Hufford
Daring to be United: including lesbians & gays in the UCC   –  Alyson C. Huntley
The First Stone :  Homosexuality & the United  Church  –   Michael Riordon
The Clothesline Swing – Ahmed Danny Ramadan
She’s Not There –  Jennifer Finley Boylan
A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder – Ma-Nee Checaby
Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latino/a LGBT Activism – Uriel Quesada (Editor), Letitia Gomez (Editor), Salvador Vidal-Ortiz (Editor)
Under the Udala Trees – Chinelo Okparanta
even this page is white – Vivek Shraya