Who we are
The Evangelical Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Christians (EFLGC),
formed in 1979, is a group of women and men, most of whom are
lesbian, gay or bisexual and come from an evangelical Christian
The Evangelical Fellowship gives the opportunity:
- to meet and share experiences with other lesbian, gay and
- to support and be supported in times of difficulty or stress
- to encourage one another in the Christian faith
- to think through issues relating both to faith and sexuality.
Are Women Welcome?
Very much so!
From its beginnings EF has had a tradition of welcoming women as well as men. Women and men work together in
EF, on the committee and in arranging events. Many good friendships have been forged over the years between
gay men and lesbian women in the group. Currently women make up over one thrid of the membership and we are
keen to increase this. We try to be alert to the needs of different people to share experiences creatively
I'm not gay or lesbian - does that matter?
We welcome all who are in sympathy with the aims of the Fellowship regardless of sexuality. We have
heterosexual members and are encouraged and helped by their support. We have members who would not or could
not use the term 'gay' or 'lesbian' or 'heterosexual' to describe themselves. EF is
for (i.e. on the
side of) lesbian and gay Christians, but it is not only for (i.e. open to) gays and lesbians.
I'm not evangelical
- can I join?
Our focus as a group is particularly for those who come from an evangelical background, but we welcome other
people too! If what we offer is helpful to you, please join. All that we ask is that you respect the
necessary evangelical bias of the group and the evangelical views that underpin it and which shape its
language and life, as we would aim to respect and listen to your different experience and viewpoint.