Publication Date: January 10, 2013
Gentle Rory Calhoun Wilson is the antithesis of the 1950s cowboy he’s named for. He loathes everything his macho father adores, putting the two on a collision course fueled by Darrell Wilson’s inability to conceal contempt for his son’s emerging homosexuality. Another F-Word is a story of bullying, courage and love. It examines parental struggles to support a gay child, the role that schools and religious institutions play, the tragedy of teen suicide, and the ability of a rural boy to remain open to people who can influence his life in remarkable ways. Rory’s is a story of triumph over the scarring effects of being labeled and bullied. * We cannot be allies for those we don’t understand. Lissa Brown has opened the door … Her description of Rory Calhoun Wilson’s life, from young, sensitive boy to out and empowered young adult, is riveting. … a must-read for every Gay-Straight Alliance Advisor. —Barb Silvey, Gay-Straight Alliance Advisor, Spokane, Washington * “A very honest, raw reality for many LGBT children is exposed through a young man’s innocent eyes … [Brown]takes us on a journey that includes a mother’s quest and a young man’s pilgrimage through childhood with compassion, heartache and triumph. … an amazing novel for LGBT youth, parents, educators and leaders to use as a guide. —Crystal Simmons, president, Adam Foundation, Inc. * “So realistic that I read it cover to cover in one sitting. … heart-wrenching story that is so commonly happening daily in our world. … Thank you for your work to bring awareness!” —Kirk Smalley, president, Stand For The Silent
Stranger At The Gate
Mel White’s autobiography. This is the account of a deeply religious man’s coming to terms with his gayness and the impact that process had on his life. A former ghostwriter for Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson, Billy Graham, and other religious-right personalities, White offers a compelling story; gay readers raised in a fundamentalist Christian environment will find themselves saying, “That happened to me.” Yet the book’s subtitle is somewhat misleading. This is not really so much about being gay and Christian in America as it is the story of one individual’s struggles. To describe what it means to be gay and Christian is truly a difficult task; perhaps there is no one concrete definition.
What The Science Says About Homosexuality
Research-based answers to ten of the most commonly asked questions about lesbian women, gay men, and their families. This 36-page booklet was written by Jeff Lutes, MS, LPC, Executive Director of Soulforce.
What the Bible Says–and Doesn’t Say–About Homosexuality
A 24-page booklet written by the Rev. Dr. Mel White that offers a biblical response to the question people often ask: “How can you consider yourself a Christian when you are also gay?
Jimmy Creech, a United Methodist pastor in North Carolina, was visited one morning in 1984 by Adam, a longtime parishioner whom he liked and respected. Adam said that he was gay, and that he was leaving the The United Methodist Church, which had just pronounced that no “self-avowed practicing homosexual” could be ordained. He would not be part of a community that excluded him. Creech found himself instinctively supporting Adam, telling him that he was sure that God loved and accepted him as he was. Adam’s Gift is Creech’s inspiring first-person account of how that conversation transformed his life and ministry.
These may help you in your own personal journey of acceptance or may help fuel your activism. We invite you to use them as you see fit and we would love to hear how you use them!