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Resource material

  • 1948-1998 Fiftieth Anniversary Universal Declaration of Human rights 1948
  • A Guide to the Human Rights Act - Human Rights  commission 1994
  • Apologia – Focus on John Shelby Spong – Journal of the Wellington Christian Apologetics Society

  • Be Yourself – Questions, Answers fpr Gay, lesbian & Bisexual youth

  • Bisexuality; Exploring the issues for men - New Zealand Aids Foundation
  • Caught in the crossfire - edited by Sally B. Geis  and Donald E messer 1994
  • Caught in the Crossfire - Helping Christians debate Homosexuality – S.B. Geis & D Messer

  • coming Out as Sacrament – Chris Glaser

  • Counselling centre 264 Cuba street  programme  February to June 1999
  • Death by denial - Editor Gary Remafedi m.d.  m.p.h.  1994
  • Dirt Greed and sex - L. William Countryman 1988
  • Discovering images of God - Larry Kent Graham 1997
  • Equal Rites – lesbian and Gay Worship, Ceremonies & Celebrations – K Cherry & Z Sherwood

  • Family Circle – (Auckland Community Church) – Issues: 8/96, 11/96, 3/97, 6/97, 9/97, 12/97, 6/98, 3/99 Issues from 2006 now online

  • Free your mind - Ellen  Bass and Kate  Kaufman 1992
  • Futured group – Values & Spirituality in Aotearoa/NZ – Alan Jamieson

  • Gay Library, Auckland Community church - Gay law Reform, 10th Anniversary July the 7/7/1990
  • Good Communication - Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand
  • Guidelines for reducing your risk of H.I.V. infection - New Zealand Aids  Foundation
  • Here I Stand - John  Shelby Spong  2000
  • Homosexual oppression and liberation - Dennis Altman 1971
  • Homosexuality power and politics - edited by Gay left Collective 1980
  • Human rights  civil and political rights  the human rights committee fact sheet no.15 may 1991 United Nations General 
  • Human rights 1993 - Galaxies Wellington
  • Human Rights Machinery - Fact Sheet  no. (1)
  • Human rights, the international  bill of human rights fact sheet (2) - Galaxies 1948
  • Lesbian Gay and Christian National Conference 1992 - 9 copys
  • Lesbians and the law - two video  tapes  Based on the book 1993
  • Matike -  number (2) Autumn 1995 3 copies
  • Matike - Autumn number (4) 1996
  • Matike Methodists and Presbyterian's for Lesbian and Gay concerns - vol (2) spring  1994 number (1)
  • Open hands – Resources for ministries affirming the diversity of human sexuality

  • Out law – A legal guide for Lesbian and Gay men in NZ – AK Lesbian & Gay Law Centre

  • Re-imaging the Church – Rosemary Neave

  • Sex and Spirit – Exploring Gay Men's Spirituality – Robert Barzan

  • Spirituality and Community (Diversity in lesbian and Gay experience) – J.M. Clark & M Stemmeler

  • Straight answers about Homosexuality for straight Readers - David Loovis 1977
  • The Christian Response to the Gay Community in Aotearoa/NZ – R Stephen-Stead

  • Two Addresses by David Bromell in St. Andrew's 1991:
    1) Can homosexuals change?
    2) “The dis-ease of Heterosexuality, Homophobia and Patriarchy”

  • Understanding Gay Relatives and Friends - Clinton R. Jones  1978
  • Wellington Cathedral of st Paul: Requiem for world aids day 1/12/1994
  • Where do we find our meaning – Mary Gilling

  • Sexual behaviour in the 1970's

  • Living out loud - A history of Gay & Lesbian action in Australia

Fiction & Non-fiction

  • A plain brown rapper - Rita Mae Brown

  • In the prison of her skin - Violette Ledic

  • Daughters of a coral dawn - Katherine V Forrest

  • Warriors of Isis - Jean Stewart

  • The view from Christopher Street

  • Lorca - the Gay Imagination - Paul Binding

  • Vamps & Tramps - Camille Paglia

Other books - not necessarily in our library - by subject area

The Bible and Homosexuality

Osterman, Mary Jo Claiming the Promise: Study Book. 1997. Leader's Guide. 1997.
An Ecumenical Bible Study Resource on Homosexuality. A first class resource addressing the dilemma whether the church will unconditionally welcome, or refuse to welcome, lesbian women and gay men into the full life and ministry of the church. Issues are discussed as a "dialogical discernment process". This Study Resource was published by the Reconciling Congregation Programme (3801 N. Keeler Avenue, Chicago, IL 60641. Phone: 773/736-5526. Fax: 773/736-5475) in cooperation with ten major gay/lesbian Christian organisations in the USA.

Helminiak, Daniel A What the Bible Really Says About Homosexuality. 1994.
An excellent short, but comprehensive, book about the "clobber" texts.

McNeill, John J  Taking a Chance on God: Liberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians and their Lovers, Families and Friends. 1988.

Comstock, Gary David Gay Theology Without Apology. 1993.
About the historical context of Leviticus. Shows how the Israelite leaders reesestablished their power after the Babylonian exile by means of the purity code.

Furnish, Victor Paul The Moral Teaching of Paul: Selected Issues. Rev. ed. 1985.

Hall, Sidney G. III. Christian Anti-Semitism and Paul's Theology. 1993.

Scanzoni, Letha Dawson and Virginia Ramey Mollenkott. Is the Homosexual My Neighbor? Rev. ed. 1994.

Countryman, L. William. Dirt, Greed, & Sex: Sexual Ethics in the New Testament and their Implications for Today.

Gay Spirituality

Fortunato, John E. Embracing the Exile. Wgtn Lib cat 616.85834.

McNeill, John J. Taking a Chance on God: Liberating Theology for Gays, Lesbians and their Lovers, Families and Friends. 1988.

J. Michael Clark & Michael L. Stemmeler (eds.). Spirituality and Community. 1994
Includes the paper "Persons Living with AIDS: Prophets of an Authentic Spirituality" by Richard P. Hardy.

McNeill, John J. Freedom, Glorious Freedom: The Spiritual Journey to the Fullness of Life for Gays, Lesbians, and Everybody Else. 1995.

Mollenkott, Virginia Ramey. Sensuous Spirituality: Out from Fundamentalism.

Bergman, David. Gaiety Transfigured.
The meaning of being gay: themes in gay literature.

Nelson, James. Body Theology.

Morrison, Melanie. The Grace of Coming Home. 1995.

Glaser, Chris. Come Home! Reclaiming Spirituality and Community as Gay Men and Lesbians. (1990).

Sexual Ethics

Fortune, Marie. Love Does No Harm. 1995.
Suggests an ethical standard and relational guidelines.

Gilson, Anne Bathurst. Eros Breaking Free - Interpreting Sexual Theo-Ethics. 1995.

Harrison, Beverly W. "Human Sexuality and Mutuality." In Christian Feminism: Visions of a New Humanity, ed. Judith L. Weidman. San Francisco: Harper and Row, 1985. (Trumansburg, N.Y.: The Crossing Press, 1984)


Lorde, Audre. Uses of the Erotic: The Erotic as Power in Sister Outsider: Essays and Speeches by Audre Lorde

Nelson, James. The Intimate Connection: Male sexuality, Masculine Spirituality. 1988.

Heyward, Carter. Our Passion for Justice Images of Power, Sexuality, and Liberation. (1984).

Heyward, Carter. Touching our Strength: The Erotic as Power and the Love of F.God. (1989).

(In our library)  Sex and Spirit : Exploring Gay Men's Spirituality – Robert Barzan

The Church and Homosexuality

Boswell, John. Christianity, Social Tolerance, and Homosexuality.

Jordan, Mark. The Invention of Sodomy in Christian Theology. 1997.

Harrison, Beverly Wildung. "Misogyny and Homophobia: The Unexplored Connections" in Carol Robb, ed. Making the Connections: Essays in Feminist Social Ethics. 1985.

Bianchi, Eugene C. and Ruether, Rosemary Radford. From Machismo to Mutuality: Essays on Sexism and woman-man Liberation.


Berzon, Betty. Permanent Partners Building Gay and Lesbian Relationships That Last. (1988). New York: Dutton.

Clark, Don. Loving Someone Gay. Berkeley. (1987). Celestial Arts.

Hunt, Mary E. Fierce Tenderness: A Feminist Theology Of Friendship. (1991).