Resources for Ministering to LGBTQ+ Youth

LGBTQ+ Resources

A collection of books, websites and podcasts compiled by the Rev. Heidi Carrington Heath to support your work with LGBTQ+ youth.


  • “God and the Gay Christian”, by Matthew Vines
  • “Unclobbered”, by Colby Martin
  • “One Coin Found”, by Emmy Kegler
  • “Outside the Lines”, by Mihee Kim-Kort
  • “Where True Love Is: LGBTQ+ Devotionals –
  • “The Bible’s Yes to Same-Sex Marriage”, by Mark Achtemeier
  • “Changing Our Mind”, by David P. Gushee
  • “Does Jesus Really Love Me”, by Jeff Chu

Books – Nonfiction:

  • “It Gets Better: Overcoming Bullying and Creating a Life Worth Living” by Dan Savage and Terry Miller (editors)
  • “Queer: The Ultimate Guide for LGBTQIA+ Teens”, by Kathy Belge and Marke Bieschke
  • “The Letter Q: Queer Writers Notes to Their Younger Selves”, by James Lecesne and Sarah Moon
  • “Some Assembly Required: the Not-So-Secret Life of A Transgender Teen”, by Arin Andrews
  • “Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens”, by Leigh Finke and Jennifer Knapp
  • “All Boys Aren’t Blue”, by George Johnson
  • “Trans+”, by Kathryn Gonzales
  • “How to They/Them”, by Stuart Getty
  • “Queer Icons from Gay to Z”, by Patrick Boyle and Antoine Corbineau
  • “The Queer and Transgender Resilience Workbook”, by Annaelise Singh
  • “A Quick and Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns”, by Archie Bongiovanni and Tristan Jimerson
  • “Supporting Transgender Students”, by Alex Myers
  • “My Parenting Journey with a Transgender Child”, by Cheryl Evans
  • “Unconditional: A Guide to Loving and Supporting Your LGBTQ+ Child”, by Telaina Eriksen

Books – Fiction:

  • “Red White and Royal Blue”, by Casey McQuiston
  • “Annie On My Mind”, by Nancy Garden
  • “She Loves You, She Loves You Not”, by Julie Peters
  • “Her Me And You”, by Lauren Strasnick
  • “When Dimple Met Rishi”, by Sandhya Menon
  • “If I Was Your Girl”, by Meredith Russo
  • “Boy Meets Boy”, by David Leviathan
  • “Luna”, by Julie Anne Peters
  • “The Miseducation of Cameron Post”, by Emily Danforth
  • “Will Grayson, Will Grayson”, by John Green and David Leviathan

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Interviews: (click to view)

 Podcasts: (click to view)




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