Welcoming and Affirming: A Guide to Supporting and Working with LGBTQ+ Christian Youth

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Broadleaf Books
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5.9 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Leigh Finke is a writer, media producer, and editor. Her work focuses on religion and culture, and how both intersect with the lives of queer people in the United States.

Born in the Twin Cities, Finke has lived in Chicago, Missoula, and Los Angeles, and has worked in journalism, politics and policy, magazine editing, blogging, podcasting, advocacy, teaching, and academia. This trajectory represents Finke's lifelong love of learning, gathering new experiences, and interacting with diverse communities.

In addition to her professional endeavors, Finke is passionate about LGBTQ+ advocacy, particularly as it relates to the many ways Christianity in the United States has been used to harm queer youth.

Finke and her two kids live in St. Paul, Minnesota.


"This is the closest thing to a one-stop resource I've seen. I want to give it to everyone. Welcoming and Affirming should hold a prized place in the library of anyone who works with LGBTQ+ youth." --Matthias Roberts, author of Beyond Shame and host of Queerology: A Podcast on Belief and Being

"The group of diverse queer siblings in Christ who have gathered to create the words you will read here are incredible. They have all said yes to the great project of gathering together to curate safe, life-giving, and life-affirming space. I urge you to join the great battle for the soul of the Christian church." --Lenny Duncan, author of Dear Church: A Love Letter from a Black Preacher to the Whitest Denomination in the U.S

"This book is a must-read for any adult working with youth in the church -- that is to say, for all of us." --Emmy Kegler, pastor and author of One Coin Found: How God's Love Stretches to the Margins