LGBTQ+ Inclusion Reading Lists

Books about LGBTQ+ Topics for Children

  • Princess Princess Ever After by Katie O'Neill

  • A Church For All by Gayle E. Pittman and Laure Fournier

  • This Day in June by Gayle E. Pittman and Kristyna Litten

  • They She He Me: Free to Be by Maya Christina Gonzalez and Matthew SG

  • Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer

  • Love is Love by Micheal Genhart PhD and Ken Min

  • Rainbow: A First Book of Pride by Michael Genhart PhD and Anne Passchier

  • Stonewall by Rob Sanders and Jamey Christoph

  • The Purim Superhero by Elisabeth Kushner and Mike Byrne

  • A Family is a Family is a Family by Sara O’Leary and Qin Leng

  • It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book about Gender Identity by Theresa Thorn and Noah Grigni

  • King and King by Linda De Haan and Stern Nijland

  • My Princess Boy by Cheryl Kilodavis and Suzanne DeSimone

  • And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

  • Mommy, Mama and Me by Lesléa Newman and Carol Thompson

  • Daddy, Papa and Me by Lesléa Newman and Carol Thompson

  • Heather Has Two Mummies by Lesléa Newman and Laura Cornell

  • When Aidan Became a Brother by Kyle Lukoff and Kaylani Juanita

  • Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love

  • Introducing Teddy by Jessica Walton and Dougal MacPherson

  • Jack (Not Jackie) by Erica Silverman and Holly Hatam

Books about LGBTQ+ Topics for Young People

  • Heartstopper series by Alice Oseman

  • Gender: A Graphic Guide by Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele

  • Queer: A Graphic History by Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele

  • Sexuality: A Graphic Guide by Meg-John Barker and Jules Scheele

  • How to Understand Your Gender by Alex Iantaffi and Meg-John Barker

  • How to Understand Your Sexuality by Meg-John Barker and Alex Iantaffi

  • Gender Identity Workbook for Teens by Andrew Maxwell Triska

  • Queer Up by Alexis Caught

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

  • It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Terry Miller

  • This Book is Gay by Juno Dawson

  • What's the T? by Juno Dawson

  • Proud by Juno Dawson

  • Trans Teen Survival Guide by Owl and Fox Fisher

  • Queerfully and Wonderfully Made: A Guide for LGBTQ+ Christian Teens by Leigh Finke

  • Queer Power by Dom&Ink

  • 99% Chance of Magic by Heartspark Press

  • It Gets Better by Dan Savage and Terry Miller

  • The Gay Agenda: A Modern Queer History & Handbook by Ashley Molesso and Chessie Needham

  • The New Queer Conscience by Adam Eli

  • Beyond the Gender Binary by Alok Vaid-Menon

  • Continuum by Chella Mann

Books about LGBTQ+ Topics for Adults

  • To My Trans Sisters by Charlie Craggs

  • Pride: The Story of the LGBTQ Equality Movement by Matthew Todd

  • Life Isn't Binary: On Being Both, Beyond, and In-Between by Meg-John Barker andAlex Iantaffi

  • The Transgender Issue by Shon Faye

  • Rainbow Warrior: My Life in Colour by Gilbert Baker

  • Testosterone Rex by Cordelia Fine

  • Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine

Books About Christianity and LGBTQ+ Topics

  • Undivided by Vicky Beeching

  • The Book of Queer Prophets by Ruth Hunt

  • Queer Theologies: The Basics by Chris Greenough

  • Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology: An Introduction to Queer Theology by Patrick S. Cheng

  • Love is an Orientation: Elevating the Conversation with the Gay Community by Andrew Marin

  • God and the Gay Christian: The Biblical Case in Support of Same-Sex Relationships by Matthew Vines

  • Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know about Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity by Reverend Elizabeth M. Edman

  • The Gender Agenda by Steve Chalke

  • Dazzling Darkness by Rachel Mann

  • Generous Spaciousness: Responding To Gay Christians in the Church by Wendy VanderWal-Gritter

  • Unconditional: Rescuing the Gospel from the Gays-vs-Christians Debate by Justin Lee

  • Queers the Word: A 40 Day Devotional for LGBTQ+ Christians by Brian G Murphy and Shannon TL Kearns

  • What Does God Think?: Transgender People and The Bible by Cheryl B. Evans

  • Sexuality: The Inclusive Church Resource by Susannah Cornwall

  • Gender: The Inclusive Church Resource by Rosemary Lain-Priestley

  • Shameless by Nadia Bolz-Weber

  • Black, Gay, British, Christian, Queer: The Church and the Famine of Grace by Jarel Robinson-Brown