There has been an explosion of new literature about being LGBTI and having a strong and living faith. Bloggers, biographers and even bishops from all faiths and denominations have been churning out titles about sex, sexuality, the ex-gay theory, homophobia, LGBTI-affirming theology and Christian spirituality. If you have any to add to our list, let us know!
American commentator and blogger
A masterful debunking of the Gay/Christian culture war
A new analysis of the bible, the church and same-sex attraction
An Australian perspective on being a gay person of faith
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More here: www.gayambassador.com
Gay People in Western Europe from the Beginning of the Christian Era to the Fourteenth Century
The study that transformed a conservative American denomination
A widely respected American title examining the treatment of LGBTI people in the church
A Gay Christian’s Pilgrimage in Search of God in America
A conversation from the centre of the Gay Christian conversation. Straight activist Andrew Marin still has the hear of both sides.
Swept to the Center By God
Straight Talk about Gay Marriage
An Australian insight into traditional Christian experience
An documentary about ex-gay therapy groups operating in Australia. Trailer here.
What happens when one of America’s greatest ever country singers comes out as a lesbian? Find out in “Wish Me Away”
A walk through the culture war of “love” versus love in the United States gay Christian debate. The film features the world’s first consecrated openly gay Anglican bishop, Gene Robinson.
A Jewish perspective on ex-gay
A fantastic, comical, heart-breaking documentary about being gay and Christian.
A 1993 perspective on homosexuality in the public sphere
A 2008 documentary by Parvez Sharma telling the story of young muslims as they journey from the middle east to the west escaping violent homophobia.
The journey of Bishop Gene Robinson and the marriage equality juggernaut – from the Lambeth Conference to California.
A story of intellectual genius, wartime intelligence, a national hero, forced sterilisation and tragedy. Eye-opening and paradigm-shifting.
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Australian viewers can see it on the ABC website
A masterful expose of homophobia around the world. Search for this film on your country’s TV catch-up services.
This film is not available through general commercial release. Search for educational access in your country.
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Academic Journal Articles
If you’re interested in writing a research paper on the ex-gay movement, these are some good starters. The following listings link to journal databases or Amazon. For complete or free access, we suggest trying Google Scholar, your local library, or your University library.
Halbertal, T.H., and Koren, I., ‘Between “Being” and “Doing”: Conflict and Coherence in the Identity Formation of Gay and Lesbian Orthodox Jews’, McAdams, D.P., Josselson, R., and Lieblich, A., (2006) Identity and Story: Creating Self in Narrative, American Psychological Association, Washington D.C., pp.37-61
Developed by former pentecostal pastor and now openly gay LGBTI rights advocate Anthony Venn-Brown, the www.gayambassador.com website and blog contains resources gathered over several decades.
Sy was one of the world’s most recognised ex-gay pin-up boys for more than a decade. This is Anthony Venn-Brown’s take on the Sy story and it – in most respects – mirrors the opinions and analysis of many of Inside Ex-gay’s contributors.
Apologies from Exodus International former leaders and even presidents have flowed freely in recent years with the number now almost uncountable. Anthony Venn Brown’s examines this incredible phenomenon. Why does the movement persist and global evangelical homophobia continue when the highest ex-gay authorities have called time?
One of the most misunderstood and consistent themes in the ex-gay movement.