Compiled by Cody J. Sanders

The following bibliography comes from “Rightly Dividing the Word of Truth:
A Resource for Congregations in Dialogue on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity” and is used by permission to support your work in being Welcoming & Affirming.

Note to Readers: Titles marked with an asterisk (*) denote helpful titles for beginning stages of exploration. These titles are appropriate starting places for an introductory exploration for individuals and groups.

Titles marked with (‡) denote more “advanced” texts, useful for individuals and congregations having already adopted a welcoming and affirming stance toward LGBTQ persons and wishing to develop further in education, understanding, and ministry.


Resources from the Social Sciences and Social Theory

Jagose, Annamarie. Queer Theory: An Introduction. New York: New York University, 1996.
Katz, Jonathan Ned. The Invention of Heterosexuality. Chicago: University of Chicago, 1995.
Lev, Arlene Istar. Transgender Emergence: Therapeutic Guidelines for Working with Gender-Variant People and Their Families. New York: Haworth Clinical Practice Press, 2004.
*Mottier, Véronique. Sexuality: A Very Short Introduction. New York: Oxford, 2008.
‡Seidman, Steven. The Social Construction of Sexuality, 2nd ed. New York: Norton, 2010.
Stears, James T., and Walter L. Williams, eds. Overcoming Heterosexism and Homophobia: Strategies That Work. New York: Columbia University, 1997.
Wilchins, Riki. Queer Theory, Gender Theory: An Instant Primer. Los Angeles: Alyson, 2004.