Recommended Reading List

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Questions of Sexuality and Faith




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Medical Resources

Coming Out Resources

  • Coming Out Resources — Cathedral of Hope
  • Additional texts worth looking for:
    • Bess, H. H. (1995). Pastor, I am gay. Palmar Pub. Co.
    • Blumenfeld, W. J. (Ed.). (1992). Homophobia: How we all pay the price. Boston: Beacon Press.
    • Bono, C., & Fitzpatrick, B. (1998). Family outing. Little Brown & Company.
    • Eichberg, R. (1990). Coming out an act of love: An inspiring call to action for gay men, lesbians, and those who care. New York: PLUME.
    • Ellis, A. L., & Riggle, E. D. B. (Eds.). Sexual identity on the job: Issues and services. New York: Harrington Park Press.
    • Epstein, D. (Ed.), (1994) Challenging lesbian and gay inequalities in education. Philadelphia: Open University Press.
    • Fairchild, B., & Hayward, N. (1998). Now that you know: A parents’ guide to understanding their gay and lesbian children. Harcourt Brace.
    • Friskopp, A., & Silverstein, S. (1995). Straight jobs gay lives: Gay and lesbian professionals, the Harvard Business School, and the American workplace. New York: Scribner.
    • Gomes, P. J. (1996). The Good Book: Reading the Bible with mind and heart. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc.
    • Griffin, C. W., Wirth, M. J. , & Wirth, A. G. (1997). Beyond acceptance: Parents of lesbians and gays talk about their experiences. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
    • Groff, D. (Ed). (1997). Out facts: Just about everything you need to know about gay and lesbian life. New York: Universe Publishing.
    • Gross, L. (1993). Contested closets: The politics and ethics of outing. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.
    • Handel, L. (1998). Now that you’re out of the closet, what about the rest of the house? Cleveland, OH: The Pilgrim Press.
    • Herdt, G. (Ed.). (1992). Gay culture in America: Essays from the field. Boston: Beacon Press.
    • Isay, R. A. (1996). Becoming gay: The journey to self-acceptance. New York: Henry Holt and Company.
    • Isensee, R. (1997). Reclaiming your life: The gay man’s guide to love, self-acceptance, and trust. Los Angeles: Alyson Books.
    • Jennings, K. (Ed.). (1994). One teacher in 10: Gay and lesbian educators tell their stories. Boston: Alyson Pub., Inc.
    • Johnson, B. K. (1997). Coming out every day: A gay, bisexual, or questioning man’s guide. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications.
    • Kaufman, G., & Raphael, L. (1996). Coming out of shame: Transforming gay and lesbian lives. New York: Doubleday.
    • Kominars, S. B., & Kominars, K. D. (1996). Accepting ourselves and others: A journey into recovery from addictive & compulsive behaviors for gays, lesbians & bisexuals. Center City, MN: Hazelden.
    • McNaught, Brian. (1997). Now that I’m out, what do I do? New York: St. Martin’s Press.
    • Merla, P. (Ed.). (1996). Boys like us: Gay writers tell their coming out stories. New York: Avon Books.
    • Miller, N. (1992). Out in the world: Gay and lesbian life from Buenos Aires to Bangkok. New York: Vintage Books.
    • Milton, A. (1995). Lavender light: Daily meditations for gay men in recovery. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group.
    • Muchmore, W., & Hanson, W. (1986). Coming along fine: Today’s gay man and his world. Boston: Alyson Publications.
    • Muchmore, W., & Hanson, W. (1991). Coming out right: A handbook for the gay male (rev. ed.). Boston: Alyson Publications.
    • National Museum & Archive of Lesbian and Gay History. (1996). The gay almanac. New York: The Berkley Publishing Group.
    • Neisen, J. H. (1994). Reclaiming pride: Daily Reflections on gay and lesbian life. Dearfield Beach, FL: Health Communications, Inc.
    • Osborn, T. (1996). Coming home to America: A roadmap to gay & lesbian empowerment. New York: St. Martin’s Press.
    • Rasi, R. A., & Rodriguez-Nogues, L. (1995). Out in the workplace: The pleasures and perils of coming out on the job. Los Angeles: Alyson Pub.
    • Rhoads, R. A. (1994). Coming out in college: The struggle for a queer identity. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey.
    • Ringer, R. J. (Ed). (1994). Queer words, queer images: Communication and the construction of homosexuality. New York: New York University Press.
    • Riordon, M. (1996). Out our way: Gay and lesbian life in the country. Toronto: Between the Lines.
    • Saks, A., & Curtis, W. (Eds.). (1994). Revelations: Gay men’s coming-out stories. Boston: Alyson Pub., Inc.
    • Signorile, M. (1995). Outing yourself: How to come out as lesbian or gay to your family, friends, and coworkers. New York: Simon & Schuster.
    • Sutton, R. (1994). Hearing us out: Voices from the gay and lesbian community. Boston: Little, Brown and Company.
    • Umans, M. (Ed.). (1988) Like coming home: Coming-out letters. Austin: Banned Books.
    • Vargo, M. E. (1998). Acts of Disclosure: The coming-out process of contemporary gay men. New York: The Harrington Park Press.
    • Walling, D. R. (Ed.). (1996). Open lives safe schools: Addressing gay and lesbian issues in education. Bloomington, IN: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation.
    • White, M. (1995). Stranger at the gate: To be gay and Christian in America. Plume.
    • Winfield, L., & Spielman, S. (1995). Straight talk about gays in the workplace: Creating an inclusive, productive environment for everyone in your organization. New York: AMACOM.
    • Witt, L., Thomas, S., & Marcus, E. (Eds.). (1995). Out in all directions: The almanac of gay and lesbian America. New York: Warner Books, Inc.
    • Woog, D. (1995). School’s out: The impact of gay and lesbian issues on America’s schools. Boston: Alyson Pub., Inc.