Books in this list are arranged by author within sections. Unless otherwise noted, these books are in CVUUS Library. Some are published by Beacon Press, a non-profit publisher and department of the Unitarian Universalist Association. Call numbers follow author, title, and publication data. For more information about specific titles, search our online catalog. To locate additional titles, search CVUUS or other library catalogs using any of the keywords mentioned below. Books for adults are located in the sanctuary meeting room upstairs and in the Blue Room on the ground floor. Books for children are in Fenn House chapel and also in the Blue Room on the ground floor.

For Adults

Religious Aspects

Barber, William J. The Third Reconstruction: Moral Mondays, Fusion Politics, and the Rise of a New Justice Movement.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2016. 277.3083 BAR

Deacon, F. Jay.  Magnificent Journey: Religion as Lock on the Past, or Engine of Evolution.  Westhampton, MA: Groundwave Pub., 2011.  289.1 DEA

Edman, Elizabeth M. Queer Virtue: What LGBTQ People Know About Life and Love and How It Can Revitalize Christianity.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2016.  230.086 EDM

The Essential Gay Mystics.  Edison, NJ: Castle Books, c1997.  291.422 ESS

Michaelson, Jay.  God Vs. Gay?: The Religious Case for Equality.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2011.  261.8 MIC

Stein, Judith. A New Haggadah: A Jewish Lesbian Seder.  Cambridge, Mass: Bobbeh Meisehs Press, c1984.  296.437082 STE

The Welcoming Congregation Handbook: Resources for Affirming Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian, and/or Transgender People.  Boston, MA: Unitarian Universalist Association, c1999.  259.08664 WEL

Societal, Social, Psychological Aspects

Boswell, John.  Same-Sex Unions in Premodern Europe.  New York: Villard Books, 1994.  306.76 BOS

Brill, Stephanie a.  The Transgender Child: A Handbook for Families and Professionals.  San Francisco, Calif.: Cleiss Press, c2008.  306.76 BRI

Bronski, Michael.  A Queer History of the United States.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2011.  306.7660973 BRO

Bullied: A Student, a School and a Case That Made History (Video). Montgomery, Ala.: Southern Poverty Law Center, c2010. 303.6 BUL

Collins, Mary.  At the Broken Places: A Mother and Trans Son Pick Up the Pieces.  Boston, Massachusetts: Beacon Press, 2017. 306.76 COL

Confessions of the Other Mother: Nonbiological Lesbian Moms Tell All.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2006.  306.874 CON

Deakin, Michelle Bates.  Gay Marriage, Real Life: Ten Stories of Love and Family.  Boston, MA: Skinner House Books, c2006.  306.84 DEA

Dew, Robb Forman.  Family Heart: A Memoir of When Our Son Came Out.  Reading, Mass.: Addison-Wesley, c1994.  306.874 DEW

Eichberg, Rob. Coming Out: An Act of Lvoe. New York, N.Y., U.S.a.: Plume, 1991. 305.38 EIC

Eltahawy, Mona.  The Seven Necessary Sins for Women and Girls.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2019.  305.42 ELT

Erickson-Schroth, Laura.  You’re in the Wrong Bathroom!””: And 20 Other Myths and Misconceptions About Transgender and Gender Nonconforming People.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2017. 306.76 ERI

Feinberg, Leslie.  Trans Liberation: Beyond Pink or Blue.  Boston, Mass.: Beacon Press, c1998.  305.9066 FEI

Feinberg, Leslie.  Transgender Warriors: Making History from Joan of Arc to Dennis Rodman.  Boston: Beacon Press, c1996.  305.3 FEI

Graff, E. J.  What Is Marriage For?.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2004.  306.81 GRA

Hamer, Dean H.  Science of Desire: The Search for the Gay Gene and the Biology of Behavior.  New York: Simon & Schuster, c1994.  304.5 HAM

Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past.  New York: New American Library, c1989.  306.76 HID

Jennings, Kevin.  Always My Child: A Parent’s Guide to Understanding Your Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgendered, or Questioning Son or Daughter.  New York: Simon & Schuster, c2003. 305.235 JEN

Jennings, Kevin.  Mama’s Boy, Preacher’s Son: A Memoir.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2006.  306.76 JEN

Krieger, Nick.  Nina Here nor There: My Journey Beyond Gender.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2011. 306.768092 KRI

Light, Caroline E. Stand Your Ground: A History of America’s Love Affair with Lethal Self-Defense.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2017.  345.7304 LIG

Marcus, Eric.  Is It a Choice?: Answers to 300 of the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Gays and Lesbians.  San Francisco: HarperSanFrancisco, c1993.  305.9 MAR

McNaught, Brian.  On Being Gay: Thoughts on Family, Faith, and Love.  New York: St. Martin’s Press, c1988.  306.7 MCN

Miller, Amie Klempnauer.  She Looks Just Like You: A Memoir of (Nonbiological Lesbian) Motherhood.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2010.  306.874 MIL

Moats, David.  Civil Wars: A Battle for Gay Marriage.  Orlando: Harcourt, c2004.  306.848 MOA

Moats, David.  Civil Wars: The Battle for Gay Marriage.  Orlando: Harcourt, 2005.  306.848 MOA

Perrotti, Jeff.  When the Drama Club Is Not Enough: Lessons from the Safe Schools Program for Gay and Lesbian Students.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2001.  371.826 PER

Rutledge, Leigh W.  Gay Decades: From Stonewall to the Present: The People and Events That Shaped Gay Lives.  New York, N.Y.: Plume, c1992.  305.9 RUT

Rutledge, Leigh W.  Gay Fireside Companion.  Boston, Mass.: Alyson Publications, 1989.  305.38 GAY

Silin, Jonathan G.  My Father’s Keeper: The Story of a Gay Son and His Aging Parents.  Boston: Beacon Press, c2006.  306.8740973 SIL

Whitlock, Katherine.  Bridges of Respect: Creating Support for Lesbian and Gay Youth.  Philadelphia, PA: The Committee, c1988.  305.9 WHI

Wishik, Heather.  Sexual Orientation and Identity: Heterosexual, Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Journeys.  Laconia, N.H.: New Dynamics Publications, c1995.  306.76 WIS

Language, Arts, Literature

Bongiovanni, Archie.  A Quick & Easy Guide to They/Them Pronouns.  Portland, OR: Limerence Press, Inc., 2018.  428.2 BON

The Laramie Project. New York, NY: Distributed by HBO Home Video, c2002.  791.4372 LAR

Blanco, Richard.  For All of Us, One Today: An Inaugural Poet’s Journey.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2013. 811.54 BLA

Cadwell, Steven Allen. PoeMemoir Volume 2: Hope Springs Internal.  Norwich, Connecticut: Hermes of Andros, 2019.  811.6 CAD

For Teens, Young Adults (YA)

Am I Blue?: Coming Out from the Silence.  New York: HarperCollins, c1994.  YA FIC AM

Andrews, Arin.  Some Assembly Required: The Not-So-Secret Life of a Transgender Teen.  New York: Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2014. YA 306.76 AND

Bass, Ellen.  Free Your Mind: The Book for Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Youth–and Their Allies.  New York: HarperPerennial, c1996.  YA 305.23 BES

Bronski, Michael.  A Queer History of the United States for Young People.  Boston: Beacon Press, 2019. YA 306.76 BRO

The Full Spectrum: A New Generation of Writing About Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning, and Other Identities.  New York: A. a. Knopf, 2006.  YA 306.76 FUL

Huegel, Kelly.  GLBTQ: The Survival Guide for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and Questioning Teens.  Minneapolis, Minn.: Free Spirit Pub., c2011.  YA 306.766 HUE

It Gets Better: Coming Out, Overcoming Bullying, and Creating a Life Worth Living.  New York: Dutton, c2011.  YA 306.76 IT

Keen, Lisa.  Out Law: What LGBT Youth Should Know About Their Legal Rights.  Boston, MA: Beacon Press, c2007.  YA 342.7308 KEE

Killermann, Sam.  A Guide to Gender: The Social Justice Advocate’s Handbook. Austin, Tx.: Impetus Books, 2017.  YA 306.7 KIL

Kuklin, Susan.  Beyond Magenta: Transgender Teens Speak Out.  Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2014. YA 306.76 KUK

Pollack, Rachel.  Journey Out: A Guide for and About Lesbian, Gay and Bisexual Teens.  New York, N.Y.: Viking, 1995.  YA 305.23 POL

For Children


Pessin-Whedbee, Brook.  Who Are You?: The Kid’s Guide to Gender Identity.  Philadelphia: Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2017.  JUV 305.3 PES

Thorn, Theresa. It Feels Good to Be Yourself: A Book About Gender Identity.  New York: Henry Holt and Company. JUV 305.3 THO

Herthel, Jessica.  I Am Jazz!.  New York, New York: Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, 2014. JUV 306.76 HER

Jenness, Aylette.  Families: A Celebration of Diversity, Commitment, and Love.  Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1990.  JUV 306.85 JEN

Garner, Abigail.  Families Like Mine: Children of Gay Parents Tell It Like It Is.  New York: HarperCollins, 2004.  JUV 306.874 GAR

Harris, Robie H.  It’s Perfectly Normal: Changing Bodies, Growing Up, Sex and Sexual Health.  Somerville, Mass.: Candlewick Press, 2014.  JUV 613.907 HAR

Picture Books, Stories, Fiction

Arnold, Jeanne.  Amy Asks a Question–Grandma, What’s a Lesbian?.  Racine, WI: Mother Courage Press, c1996.   JUV FIC ARN

Brannen, Sarah S.  Uncle Bobby’s Wedding.  New York: G. P. Putnam’s Sons, c2008.   JUV E BRA

Garden, Nancy.  Molly’s Family.  New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, c2004.  JUV E GAR

Gino, Alex.  George. New York: Scholastic Press, 2015.  JUV FIC GIN

Haan, Linda de.  King & King.  Berkeley: Tricycle Press, 2002.  JUV E HAA

Hoffman, Sarah.  Jacob’s New Dress.  Chicago, Illinois: Albert Whitman & Company, 2014.  JUV E HOF

Lindenbaum, Pija.  Mini Mia and Her Darling Uncle.  New York, NY: R&S, 2007.  JUV E LIN

Love, Jessica.  Julián Is a Mermaid.  Somerville, Massachusetts: Candlewick Press, 2018.  JUV E LOV

Newman, Leslea.  Daddy, Papa, and Me.  Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2009.  JUV E NEW

Newman, Leslea.  Heather Has Two Mommies.  Los Angeles: Alyson Wonderland, 2000.  JUV E NEW

Newman, Leslea.  Mommy, Mama, and Me.  Berkeley, CA: Tricycle Press, 2009.  JUV E NEW

Newman, Lesléa.  Sparkle Boy.  New York: Lee & Low Books Inc., .2017.  JUV E NEW

Pitman, Gayle E.  This Day in June.  Washington, DC: Magination Press, 2014.  JUV E PIT

Richardson, Justin.  and Tango Makes Three.  New York: Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, c2005.  JUV E RIC

Schiffer, Miriam B. Stella Brings the Family.  San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2015. JUV E SCH

Setterington, Ken.  Mom and Mum Are Getting Married!.  Toronto: Second Story Press, 2005, c2004.  JUV E SET

Vigna, Judith.  My Two Uncles.  Morton Grove, Ill.: A. Whitman, 1995.  JUV E VIG


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