In honor of Pride month, we will be posting a variety of resources each week. You can look for these posts on our Facebook page on Monday evenings throughout June, or right here, on our website.

Week 1
LGBTQ 101

*Click here to learn what LGBT stands for?

*Click here to learn the story of the rainbow flag.

*Click here to view a LGBT 101 video for youth and adults.

*Join us for Story Time through the BUMC Young Family Ministries Facebook page on Tuesdays at 7 pm, or any time on our You Tube channel. Click here to view this week's story, "PRIDE- The Story of Harvey Milk and the Rainbow Flag."

Week 2
Why Pronouns Are Important

*Click here for Pronouns 101

* Click here to learn why using the right pronoun is important

*Join us for Story Time through the BUMC Young Family Ministries Facebook page on Tuesdays at 7 pm, or any time on our You Tube channel. Click here to view this week's story, "I Am Jazz."

Week 3
Learn More

*Click here for a book database, prepared by Compassionate Christianity.  This database contains a list of progressive, affirming children and youth books that teach the meaning of LGBT acronym.

*Read the parent book “Found in Transition: A Mother’s Evolution during Her Child’s Gender Change,” by Paria Hassouri, MD.

* Check out the great LGBTQ+ resources on feature this month in our church library.

*Look up New Jersey on the State Equality Index, found here.

*Join us for Story Time through the BUMC Young Family Ministries Facebook page on Tuesdays at 7 pm, or any time on our You Tube channel. Click here to view this week's story, "Faithful Families."

Week 4
How to be an Ally

*Donate and support LGBT organizations such as those listed below:

  • PFLAG is the first and largest organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people, their parents and families, and allies. https://pflag.org/

  • The Trevor Project is the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer & questioning (LGBTQ) young people under 25. https://www.thetrevorproject.org/

*Join us for Story Time through the BUMC Young Family Ministries Facebook page on Tuesdays at 7 pm, or any time on our You Tube channel. Click here to view this week's story, "A Church For All."