Alison, James.Faith Beyond Resentment, Fragments Catholic and Gay. London: Darton, Longman and Todd, 2001. Early, insightful reflections from a Catholic priest theologian. 

Brown Douglas, Kelly. Stand Your Ground: Black Bodies and the Justice of God. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis Books, 2015. Racism and heterosexism go hand in hand. Dr. Douglas makes a compelling case for eradicating both.  

Cheng, Patrick S. Radical Love: Introduction to Queer Theology.  NY: Seabury, 2011. A good primer on the topic. 

Countryman, William and M.R. Ritley. Gifted by Otherness: Gay and Lesbian Christians in the Church. (Morehouse Publ., 2001). 

Farley, Margaret A. Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics. NY: Continuum, 2006. Highly regarded grounding for all sexual ethics including same-sex love.  

Hinze, Christine F. and J. Patrick Hornbeck II. More Than a Monologue: Sexual Diversity and the Catholic Church: Voices of Our Times. NY: Fordham University Press, 2014. Conference papers that highlight the range of Catholic sexual options.

Goss, Robert, Mona West, and Thomas Bohace, Editors. The Queer Bible Commentary. London: SCM Press, 2006. Biblical commentaries come in all sizes, shapes and colors. This one opens queer doors to reading scripture.  

Jung, Patricia Beattie. Sex on Earth as It Is in Heaven: A Christian Eschatology of Desire. Albany, NY: SUNY Press, 2018. A speculative look at how imagining sex after death can shape just living.  

Keen, Karen R. Scripture, Ethics, and the Possibility of Same-Sex Relationships. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans Publishing Co., 2018. Evangelicals and other conservative Christians will find many of their questions answered in this clear, concise treatment of the issues.  

Lightsey, Pamela R. Our Lives Matter: A Womanist Queer Theology. Eugene, OR: Pickwick Publications, 2015. African American queer women are among the marginalized of the marginalized. This book helps to introduce their realities in order to act justly toward them.   

Shore-Goss, Robert E., Thomas Bohache, Patrick S. Cheng, and Mona West, Editors. Queering Christianity: Finding a Place at the Table for LGBTQI Christians. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger, 2013. The long struggles across many Christian denominations to make “all are welcome” a reality find echo in this volume. 

Talvacchia, Kathleen T. Embracing Disruptive Coherence: Coming Out as Erotic Ethical Practice. Eugene, OR, Cascade Books, 2019. Few people’s backgrounds prepare them for coming out in a hostile, or at least ‘unknowing’ world. This book sheds light on the experience and its importance.

Tonstad, Linn Marie. Queer Theology: Beyond Apologetics. Eugene: OR: Cascade Companions, 2018. A sophisticated approach to queer theology but one that is made understandable and accessible in this book.