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.
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 Ascensiontide, 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.
Affirming Baptists is a UK network of Baptist Christians who affirm lesbian and gay christians.
Two:23 is a network of Christians, connected by LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues, who have discovered that God loves us just as we are.
Accepting Evangelicals is an open network of Evangelical Christians who believe the time has come to move towards the acceptance of faithful, loving same-sex partnerships at every level of church life, and the development of a positive Christian ethic for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people.
This is the site of George Hopper, the author of the book “Reluctant Journey”. It explains the biblical texts, in their proper context, that are used against Lesbian and Gay people. The author is a straight evangelical Methodist lay preacher.
Site of the former Courage ministry, which retains a large resource of articles, testimonies, Roy Clements’ and Tony Cross archives and other information about the ministry that became infamous for making the journey from ex-gay to gay-affirming. See also Jeremy’s Post-Courage blog
is here to provide UK based Christian LGBTI organisations with opportunities to create resources for the Anglican community and to develop a shared voice for the full acceptance of LGBTI people in the Anglican Communion.
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.
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 zu setzen.‘
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 Conference.
Centre for the Study of Christianity and Sexuality
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.’
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 and socialising.
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 of equality.
Email or telephone the central helpline on 0845 652 0311.
QLGF has a membership of approximately 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 their web site.