Affirming Resources


Affirm United
Iridesce, The Living Apology Project (UCC) –
Believe Out Loud
Generous Space Ministries   (great articles in the blog section)
Pride Education Network
Transgender Health Information Program
Rainbow Refugee
History of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Rights in Canada 

Educational Videos/ Articles

How Canada is hosting Pride House, a safe space for LGBTQ athletes at the Winter Olympics

30+ Examples of CisGender Privilege

Two Affirming United churches targeted with hate graffiti – Fall 2017

Impact of churches providing a naming ceremony for transgender children/youth

Trudeau to offer formal apology for LGBTQ persecution

LGBT seniors fear going back into the closet when entering care homes

For Canada’s LGBT community, acceptance is still a work in progress


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.

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.

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



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Sexuality lecture (historical context of passages often used to exclude/clobber LGBTQ people – warning, some explicit historical content)

The Story of the Shower of Stoles
Part 1

Part 2

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



*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
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
Reaching For the Moon (VPL) – sexual orientation/lesbian/Brazil
Boy Meets Girl (Netflix)  – gender identity/transitioning
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
Campaign of Hate, Russia and Gay Propaganda (VPL) – sexual orientation/homophobia
The Fosters (Netflix) – LGBT parents/questioning youth/family series


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
Our House – Kids of Gay and Lesbian Parents (VPL) – sexual orientation/multi-religious/parents
Brokeback Mountain (VPL) – sexual orientation/gay/homophobia
Big Eden (Netflix, VPL) – sexual orientation/gay
The Laramie Project (VPL) – sexual orientation/gay/homophobia
Trembling before G-d  (itunes) – sexual orientation/gay/Judaism
TransAmerica (VPL) – gender identity/transitioning/parent
Affirming Congregations: Three Stories (can borrow from display table)
For the Bible Tells Me So (VPL) – sexual orientation/gay & lesbian/parents/ Christianity
Transgeneration (VPL)  – gender identity/transitioning
Call Me Malcolm – gender identity/trans/Christianity


Faithful Families – Megan Rohrer (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)
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