The SGC Research List

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The Sex and the Gay Christian Research List captures sources I’d like to read or reread, watch or rewatch and don’t want to lose track of.

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Guidelines for Comprehensive Sexuality Education: Kindergarten-12th Grade, Third Ed. Sexuality Information and Educational Council of the United States, 2014.

I’d like to read this. I’m not sure I’m thrilled to be in the comprehensive sex education business, but here I am (at least in part). I have downloaded a copy of this to References on Dropbox in the SIECUS folder. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (11:45).

Hardy, Janet W. & Dossie Easton. The Ethical Slut, Third Edition: A Practical Guide to Polyamory, Open Relationships, and Other Freedoms in Sex and Love. Ten Speed Press, Revised ed. August 15, 2017.

I kept trying to listen to the audiobook and it’s got great information. But there is something about the tone on the audiobook that is off-putting to me. I need to slog through this at some point while writing the monograph, but I don’t really have to do that before launching the website. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (10:10).

Orenstein, Peggy. Boys & Sex: Young Men on Hookups, Love, Porn, Consent, and Navigating the New Masculinity. HarperCollins, 2020.

I bit the bullet and shelled out the cash for this book. I listened with rapt attention to the audiobook, but it’s got so much good stuff in it about masculine sexuality (including queer sexuality) and toxic masculinity, it’s a must re-read. When? I have no idea. But it doesn’t need to be immediately. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (11:03).

Roberts, Matthias. Beyond Shame: Creating a healthy sex life on your own terms. Fortress, 2020.

I really need to reread this carefully again and perhaps review it again. Maybe after the launch. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (10:17).

Ryan, Christopher & Cacilda Jethá. Sex at Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What It Means for Modern Relationships. Harper Collins, Reprint Ed. July 5, 2011.

I need to buy this book. I listened to the audiobook a couple of years back, and it really provides the best scientific, non-anecdotal arguments for polyamory and tribal sexuality that I have encountered so far. Necessary reading. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (10:05).

Sheldrake, Philip. Befriending Our Desires. Darton, Longman and Todd, 2001.

I remember really liking this book when I read it for my class in Discernement with Elizabeth Koenig at General Theological Seminary. I recall not being satisfied with his take on sexuality, but I think i liked his general framework. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (11:12).

Veaux, Franklin and Eve Rickert. More Than Two: A Practical Guide to Ethical Polyamory. Thorntree, September 1, 2014.

I really, really want to read More Than Two. Immediately. But My stack of books is way too high as it is, and I’m getting leery of ordering a book a day. I may need to consider reading some of this stuff on Kindle, much as I prefer the aesthetics of a physical book. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (10:38).

Articles & Other Documents

Dailey, D. M. (2017). Sexual expression and aging. Quarterly Journal of the Life Planning Network, 4 (4), 34-53. To access Dr. Dailey’s article, just click here.

I would very much like to read this article. I downloaded it to my Research folder under Life Planning Network. It has information about the five circles of sexuality that comes from the horse’s mouth. There are other articles in this magazine which I find of interest also. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (13:08).

“Glossary of Sex Terms.” Planned Parenthood. (accessed 01 September 2020 (10:14)).

I really need to take some time and go through this list before I launch on 11 October. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (10:08).

Johnson, Jay Emerson. “Biblical Sexuality and Gender: Renewing Christian Witness to the Gospel.” Center for LGBTQ and Gender Studies in Religion, Pacific School of Theology, 31 Aug 2011. Accessed 23 Aug 2020.

I printed out this article and need to read it relatively soon. But it can wait until after the launch of the website. Noted 11 Sep 2020 (10:13).


Evolving Faith Podcast.

People and Organizations Glossary.

Chu, Jeff.

Dempsey, Mathew. Hot gay therapist with a YouTube channel at: His website is:

Evolving Faith. This is a Jeff Chu thing backed by HRC. They have a conference Oct 2-3, 2020 that costs $99. That goes on my wish list.

Erlichman, Karen. Spiritual Director with an interest in sexuality in spiritual direction and healing shame.

Gay Over the last 15+ years, has grown to become the largest, most comprehensive affirming church directory in the world. It also provides resources for studying affirming theology and the Bible.

Generous Space Ministries. – “Based in Canada, Generous Space works to dismantle religious-based harm, pursue intersectional justice, and celebrate LGBTQ2+ lives in both the church and our world through events, pastoral care, community groups, videos, and consulting.”

GLAAD: Religion, Faith & Values program. – GLAAD’s Religion, Faith & Values program works to amplify the voices of LGBT-affirming communities of faith and LGBT people of faith. 

Hartke, Austin. Transman who is one of the most prominent voices on faith and gender. YouTube channel is:

Human Rights Campaign (HRC). Find their Religion and Faith resource page at HRC added 31 Aug 2020. Sources: and, accessed 01 Sep 2020 (08:48).

Incarnation Institute for Sex and Faith. at

Intersex and Faith. – “Intersex and Faith works to support, advocate with, and educate others about intersex people to help faith communities welcome those born outside the male/female binary.”

Kinsey Institute of Indiana University. From the website: “For more than 70 years, the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University has been the trusted source for scientific knowledge and research on critical issues in sexuality, gender, and reproduction.”

Kort, Joe. Host of the Smart Sex, Smart Love podcast.

Lee, Justin. His webpage has a wealth of resources on Christianity and sexuality at

Lehmiller, Justin J. A sex researcher (who reads to me as gay) with the Kinsey Institute who has links to his work on his webpage at

Leight, Arlen Keith, PhD. Author of Sex Happens: The Gay Man’s Guide to Creative Intimacy. His website is at

LGBTQ Religious Archives Network. – The LGBTQ Religious Archives Network coordinates and supports the preservation of personal papers and organizational records from lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender religious movements and encourages scholarly research.

Many Voices. – Many Voices is a Black church movement for gay and transgender justice.

Nuance Ministries. From the website (21 July 2020): “Nuance Ministries is a 501(c)(3) charity focused on bringing nuance back to our cultural dialogues, with a particular focus on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and Christian faith.” This organization is open to dialoguing with both Side A and Side B LGBTQ Christians and their supporters and wants to foster connection between them on the basis of common ground. Justin Lee is their Executive Director.

Orenstein, Peggy. Author of Boys & Sex.

Our Bible App. – Our Bible App is a Bible app with devotionals that are pro-LGBTQ+, pro-women, and encouraging of interfaith inclusivity, which provides a tool that is needed to create healthy prayer and meditation habits.

Q Christian Fellowship. – Q Christian Fellowship cultivates radical belonging among LGBTQ+ people and allies through a commitment to growth, community, and relational justice through an online forum, a job board, conferences, YouTube videos, blog posts, resource guides, newsletters, and social media.

Savage, Dan. Sex and relationship advice columnist with the podcast Savage Lovecast.

Sex & Psychology Podcast. May be too het but I find it interesting.

Schirmer Sellers, Tina. Dr. Tina is a clinical sexologist working to help individuals and couples reduce sexual shame, especially that caused by the Church. Aaron Bailey introduced me to her via email on Wednesday, 15 July 2020.

Singer, David. The LA Kink Shrink. From his website: “David is a Poly & Kink friendly psychotherapist in West Los Angeles, with more than a decade experience working with clients on the sexual frontier.” I sent him an email after listening to his being interviewed by Joe Kort, PhD., asking if he had a few minutes to discuss Consensual Non-Monogamy for gay Christian men.

Transmission Ministry Collective. – Transmission Ministry Collective is an online community of transgender and gender-expansive Christians committed to growing our faith, supporting each other, and healing the world.

Word Made Queer. – Word Made Queer provides stories, insights, and queer positivity for the curious Christian.

World Association for Sexual Health (WAS).

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