Affirming Resources


Affirm United
Believe Out Loud
Generous Space Ministries   (website changing soon)
Pride Education Network
Transgender Health Information Program
Rainbow Refugee
PBS First Person – 20 stories exploring queer and trans issues through interviews.
Things Not to Say to a Non-Binary Person. BBC Three 
United Church Webinar on Gender Diversity 


*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


Faithful Families – Megan Rohrer (kids book)
The Family Book – Todd Parr (kids book)
Transgender Children of God – Megan Rohrer (kidsbook)
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)
Mommy, Mama and Me – Leslea Newman (kids book)
Daddy, Papa and Me – Leslea Newman (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
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)
Coming Out Young and Faithful – Leanne McCall Tigert & Maren C. Terabassi (young adult)
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