LGBTQIA+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual/Allies, Nonbinary/Genderqueer +) Resources and Research
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Queer Spiritual Spaces: Sexuality and Sacred Places by Sally R. Munt; Kath Browne; Andrew YipQueer spiritual spaces -- Coming home from the wilderness: an overview of recent scholarly research on LGBTQI religiosity/spirituality -- Quakers: post-Christian selfhoods within the liberal sphere -- Looking for Allah: spiritual quests of queer Muslims -- Queerness and Sangha: exploring Buddhist lives -- Dyke spiritualities at Michigan Womyn's Music Festival -- New age spiritualities: Findhorn and the sexual self -- Virtual believers: queer spiritual practice online -- Queer spiritual spaces: conclusion.
Call Number: EBOOK
Publication Date: 2010-05-28
Contemporary Christianity and LGBT Sexualities by Stephen HuntThe gift (?) that dare not speak its name: exploring the influence of sexuality on the professional performances of gay male Anglican clergy / Michael Keenan -- Between subordination and sympathy: evangelical Christians, masculinity and gay sexuality / Kristin Aune -- Common pathways, different lives: the 'coming out' narratives of Catholic nuns and lesbians in Poland / Marta Trzebiatowska -- Bisexual Christians: the life-stories of a marginalised community / Alex Toft -- Transgendering Christianity: gender-variant Christians as visionaries / Andrew Kam-Tuck Yip ; Michael Keenan -- Human rights and moral wrongs: the Christian 'gay debate' in the secular sphere / Stephen Hunt -- Christians and gays in Northern Ireland: how the ethno-religious context has shaped Christian anti-gay and pro-gay activism / Richard O'Leary -- Is it meaningful to speak of 'queer spirituality'? : an examination of queer and LGBT imagery and themes in contemporary paganism and Christianity / Yvonne Aburrow -- Trends in the spiritual direction for LGBT people / Derek Jay.
Call Number: EBOOK and BR115.H6 C684 2009 (Moore Stacks)
Living Out Islam: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Muslims by Scott Siraj al-Haqq Kugle2015 Israel Fishman Non-Fiction Award presented by the Stonewall Books Awards of the American Library Association Muhsin is one of the organizers of Al-Fitra Foundation, a South African support group for lesbian, transgender, and gay Muslims. Islam and homosexuality are seen by many as deeply incompatible. This, according to Muhsin, is why he had to act. "I realized that I'm not alone--these people are going through the very same things that I'm going through. But I've managed, because of my in-depth relationship with God, to reconcile the two. I was completely comfortable saying to the world that I'm gay and I'm Muslim. I wanted to help other people to get there. So that's how I became an activist." Living Out Islam documents the rarely-heard voices of Muslims who live in secular democratic countries and who are gay, lesbian, and transgender. It weaves original interviews with Muslim activists into a compelling composite picture which showcases the importance of the solidarity of support groups in the effort to change social relationships and achieve justice. This nascent movement is not about being "out" as opposed to being "in the closet." Rather, as the voices of these activists demonstrate, it is about finding ways to live out Islam with dignity and integrity, reconciling their sexuality and gender with their faith and reclaiming Islam as their own.
Slouching Towards Gaytheism: Christianity and Queer Survival in America by W. C. Harris"Slouching towards Gaytheism brings together two intellectual traditions--the New Atheism and queer theory--and moves beyond them to offer a new voice for gay Americans and atheists alike. Examining the continued vehemence of homophobia in cultural and political debate regarding queer equality, this unabashed polemic insists that the needs met by religion might be met--more safely and less toxically--by forms of community that do not harass and malign gay and lesbian Americans or impede collective social progress. W. C. Harris argues that compromises with traditional religion, no matter how enlightened or well intentioned, will ultimately leave heteronormativity alive and well. He explores a range of recent movements, such as Dan Savage's "It Gets Better" project, reparative "ex-gay" therapy, Christian purity culture, and attempts by liberal Christians to reconcile religion with homosexuality, and shows how these proposed solutions are either inadequate or positively dangerous. According to the author, the time has come for "gaytheism": leaving religion behind in order to preserve queer dignity, rights, and lives."
Documents the daily activities of three individuals who are coming to terms with their transgender identities and the related emotional and physical transformations while living in the Islamic Republic of Iran.
"The LGBT Religious Archives Network (LGBT-RAN) is an innovative venture in preserving history and encouraging scholarly study of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) religious movements around the world." Includes online exhibitions, oral histories, and profiles of prominent people.
DignityUSA works for respect and justice for people of all sexual orientations, genders, and gender identities—especially gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender persons—in the Catholic Church and the world through education, advocacy, and support.
Since its founding in 1968, MCC has been at the vanguard of civil and human rights movements by addressing important issues such as racism, sexism, homophobia, ageism, and other forms of oppression. MCC has been on the forefront in the struggle towards marriage equality in the US and other countries worldwide and continues to be a powerful voice in the LGBT equality movement.
"Here you'll find information about my publications, along with works-in-progress and tidbits from unpublished writings and my archives. There's background on the Native American two-spirit tradition, the primary subject of my research, and its parallels around the world, along with samplings of queer mythology, culture, and history. You’ll find multimedia content, too, including music, video, and podcasts." Find his books in the library catalog.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals from every background and situation, united in the shared experience of a spiritual and/or cultural heritage in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormon).
The Institute for Judaism, Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity at Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR) is the first and only institute of its kind in the Jewish world. The Institute was founded in 2000 to educate HUC-JIR students on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues to help them challenge and eliminate homophobia and heterosexism; and to learn tools to be able to transform the communities they encounter into ones that are inclusive and welcoming of LGBT Jews.
The LGBTQ Humanist Council, a project of the American Humanist Association, is a forum for LGBTQ Humanists and allies to come together, build community, exchange ideas, promote the humanist philosophy and values, and work together to achieve full social and civil equality of LGBTQ persons.
Humanism is a progressive philosophy of life that, without theism and other supernatural beliefs, affirms our ability and responsibility to lead ethical lives of personal fulfillment that aspire to the greater good of humanity.
‘Twilight People’ is a landmark project that discovers and celebrates the hidden history of transgender and gender-variant people of faith in the UK past and present. This collection is the first source of faith and transgender history in Britain. The project explores the narratives around ‘body and ritual’, documenting the interconnection between faith and gender journeys beyond the binary categories of male and female. The images and stories of over 40 members of the various Abrahamic faith communities – Christian, Muslim and Jewish – will be documented by means of oral history, film and photography. The collated materials are mapped, catalogued, deposited and shared with the wider audience via free and accessible channels including an archive collection, a Website, interactive digital hubs, a touring exhibition, events including a symposium, a booklet, educational resource packs and other current learning tools including an app.
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