The European Forum
of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups
exists to work on equality for LGBT people
within and through the Christian churches of Europe
Brenda Harrison Memorial Lecture
Each year the Brenda Harrison Memorial Lecture is held. On this page you can find the upcoming lecture and past lectures.
The lecture of 2014 is now available.
Backlash for hopes of gays and lesbians
The final Relatio of the Family Synod has weakened the hopes for so much needed reforms within the Catholic Church.
This outcome is a disaster for gays and lesbians.
said Michael Brinkschröder, co-president of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups.
The church has failed to become an open house for everybody. It's messages are inconsistent. It will take a long way to find common ground.
Traditional values, religion and LGBT rights in Eastern Europe
Over the past decade we have seen many changes across both Western and Eastern Europe regarding attitudes towards the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) communities. Unfortunately, these changes haven’t always been in the direction of greater tolerance and recognition of human rights. The reality is that there is now an increased polarity between Western and Eastern Europe when it comes to legislation which affects the lives of LGBT people.
And GOD saw that it all was excellent!
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups wants to publish a book collecting autobiographical Catholic European LGBTQ-stories. We are looking for autobiographies highlighting both the gap between the orders of the official Catholic Church and your own sexuality and how you came to terms with this. It does not matter whether you are still Roman-Catholic, or if you have left this church. If this topic means something to you personally, we would like to ask for a contribution to our book. We have already received some stories, and we are especially interested in more stories from lesbian women, bisexuals and transgender people!
Sermon You are welcome
On May 5, 2014 Bishop Irja Askola held the sermon in the Worship Service of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups in Alppila church, Helsinki, Finland, as part of the 2014 conference in Stockholm/Tallinn/Helsinki.
Press report of the European Forum Conference 2014
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups brings various gay Christian groups across Europe in contact with each other. The European Forum is an ecumenical network that provides support for LGBT Christians, works for equality for LGBT people within and through the Christian churches of Europe. The annual European Forum Conference is held aimed to exchange experience and inspiration for the member groups.