“I’m Inclusive + Affirming” — Laity Resources

Queer Grace: An online encyclopedia for LGBTQ and Christian Life 
An online encyclopedia with vast online holdings including book lists, podcasts, videos, and links to online communities. Especially helpful for information-seekers and comparative learners.

Queer Theology
A curated list of resources on broad list of topics, arranged in one easy-to-read location, this website is a veritable bouquet of essays, videos, articles and podcasts. Especially helpful information-seekers.

Our Bible App
Created specifically as a progressive, pro-LGBTQ daily devotional app, to quote from their mission statement, “Through highlighting devotionals that are pro-LGBT, pro-women, and encourage interfaith inclusivity, we hope to provide a tool that is needed to create healthy prayer and meditation habits.” Especially helpful for those interested in a daily devotional and/or new and affirming experience of scripture.

A Brief Guide to Ministry with LGBTQIA Youth Published by John Knox Press, this book challenges church to go beyond a welcoming statement to truly considering how to support and include LGBTQI youth and prevent harm in the midst of good intentions. Especially helpful for youth group leaders and advocates.

Brave Commons With a Unicorn as their mascot, Brave Commons seeks to elevate the voices of LGBTQ+ students working within and beyond Christian universities in the United States. Website includes devotions and other worship elements. Especially helpful for college students and those on college campuses.

GLSEN – Resource for Meeting with Decision Makers Published by GLSEN (Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network), this six-page guide provides strategies and tips to help prepare for meetings with decision-makers. Especially helpful for teens and adults who seek to advocate.

GLSEN – Ready, Set, Respect Written for teachers and classroom leaders, this 68 page pdf provides multiple classroom lessons for grades K-2 and 3-5 as well as discussion for teachers around theory and practice of teaching inclusivity in the classroom. Topics are transferable to church settings and include bullying, gender roles, and family diversity. Especially helpful for elementary age teachers and advocates.