Coming out Young and Faithful
Title: Coming out Young and Faithful
Author: Leanne Tagert and Timothy Brown , eds
Publisher: Publisher: Pilgrim Press, Cleaveland
Available: Amazon.com, Amazon.ca
While portions of the book are written by the editors, most of this book gives voice to the spiritual journeys of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-identified teenagers and young adults. Their stories are gripping. You read of the struggles and triumphs queer youth had as they came out, and how being queer impacted on their spirituality.
Most of the writers had a Christian background. One writer has Jewish spiritual heritage. Some of the youth are very committed to the faith of their families. Other youth have found a home in the Wiccan faith.
The last several chapters contain a wealth of information. There is information for parents, a chapter with prayers, liturgical resources, and Biblical resources, and United Church of Christ resources for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and trans-identified individuals.