The Evangelical Fellowship is an independent group recognised by the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM)
and as such subscribes to their Statement of Conviction. However, becoming a member of EFLGC does not make you
a member of LGCM and vice versa.
Courage is a UK-based Christian Ministry offering understanding
and support for homosexual people who wish to follow the path
of Christian discipleship. Their families can benefit as well.
Courage also offers a national resource to help churches understand
the issues and needs of homosexual people.
The result of seeking the mind of Christ for this area
of ministry in the light of many years experience, together
with further bible study, has been to see that God recognises
and supports sincere committed relationships between gay people
where there is no likelihood of the possibility of marriage.
Address: Courage, P.O. Box 748, Guildford, Surrey GU1 1FX
Courage Ireland exists to encourage, support & equip those who need a safe place to
explore issues around homosexuality. To help people to reconcile their
faith and sexuality, and to grow towards maturity.
The Evangelical Fellowship is a member of the European Forum of Lesbian and Gay Christian Groups, which exists to work for equality for lesbian and gay people within and through the Christian churches of Europe.
The Forum is a growing ecumenical network of 32 groups from 16 countries. Members offer support to groups and other individuals who are facing discrimination. The Forum also represents member groups in discussions with ecumenical bodies, national churches, and civic and political organisations.
The Forum Annual conference takes place around Ascension-tide, meeting each year in a different country. During this conference, the Annual General Meeting of the organisation takes place with delegates from all the member groups. Women who are especially interested in networking with other European women are welcome to also take part in the women’s preconference.
This is the website (in German) of a new evangelical group
called Zwischenraum who meet in Basel. Für Menschen,
die engagiert als Christen leben, von Jesus Christus fasziniert
sind und die Freiraum brauchen, sich angstfrei mit sich selbst,
ihrem Glauben und ihrer homo- / bisexuellen Orientierung auseinander
Changing Attitude is 'an Anglican organisation open to all whose concern is to work for an emotionally intelligent,
compassionate awareness of human sexuality, recognising that any exploration has to begin with ourselves'. They
prepared an excellent briefing paper (The Anglican communion and same-sex relationships) for the 1998 Lambeth
George Hopper's excellent book Reluctant Journey is now available online. However, you'll probably find
it cheaper (considering the phone bill) and easier on the eyes to order a printed copy of the latest edition from
EFLGC, Flat 3, 7 Upper Tollington Park, London. N4 3EJ. Please make cheques and postal orders payable to EFLGC.
The cost is £3.50 including postage and packing.
CSCS describes its aims as follows:
'The Christian community needs a sexual theology which is viable for our age. To build this, we need to find
ways of talking to one another; of sharing our experiences in ways which offer both affirmation and challenge.
CSCS aims to contribute by providing opportunities for sexuality to be discussed honestly and openly, and to help
others working within the churches to provide such opportunities too. We welcome diversity, believing equality
to be the vital starting point.'
Evangelicals Concerned is an American organization. It is a non-denominational evangelical resource providing
a community of fellowship that is a safe place for gay and lesbian Christians to reconcile and integrate their
faith and sexuality, and to grow toward Christian maturity.
Another interesting American site. Founder Justin Cannon says: ‘My study presents the Truth that set me free … not free to do whatever I want, but free to step out of the shadows of lies and self-hate to a place where I can truly embrace myself …’
YLGC is run by LGCM for gay and lesbian Christians aged 30
and under in the UK. They have regular meetings for discussion
A national group for Christian lesbians and bisexual
women offering a social space to meet, make friends
and discuss our ideas about faith and spirituality.
SCM is a movement seeking to bring together students of all denominations to explore the Christian faith in
an open-minded and non-judgemental environment.
FFLAG is an organisation of parents of lesbian daughters and gay sons which seeks to
promote the well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, their families and
friends through confidential helplines and support groups,
education, information and working locally, nationally and in Europe on issues
Email or telephone the central helpline on 0845 652 0311.
Christian Lesbians is a site offering support, advice and fellowship for Christian lesbians in the UK.
Email Cindy for further details.
QLGF has a membership of approximatly 130 members of all genders. Our members are members or attenders of the Religious Society of
Friends(Quakers) in the UK, Europe, America and Australia. More details can be found on our web site.