What is the European Forum?
The European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups is an ecumenical association of LGBT Christian groups in Europe.
The European Forum aims to achieve equality and inclusion for LGBT people within and through Christian churches, other religious bodies and multilateral organisations.
The European Forum works for freedom of religion, for human rights and dignity for LGBT people and for an affirmative discourse on human sexuality.
Practical Information. Travelling to Gdansk
There are quite a few ways to get to Gdansk. We will propose several options here.
EuroForum 2017 Gdansk Conference Registration open!
We are happy to finally open the registration for the EuroForum 2017 Conference that will take place in Gdansk, Poland, on 24-28 May. The title of this year's conference is "Forwards in Solidarity." This event that will take place in the cradle of Polish Solidarność trade union and Central/Eastern European democratic changes will allow us to re-discover what this well-known and somehow dusty word means for us as a movement, for our groups, and for us individually as LGBT Christians.
European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups Welcomes Two New Employees
Stronger Presence Possible Thanks to Private Funding of the European Forum
On 1 November 2016 the board of the European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups has appointed two new employees: a Project Manager: Misha Cherniak and a Communications Officer: Sadie Hale. Both the advocacy work of the European Forum as well as its visibility can be strongly enhanced by the two newly appointed employees.
Gdansk, Poland, will host the Forum conference in 2017
Report: Europride 2016 in Amsterdam
From 23 July until 7 August, the City of Amsterdam celebrated Europride. The chosen theme was “Join our Freedom”, a theme that could easily resonate with those of a Christian background. Europride has seen quite a large number of religious activities, not only from a Christian point of view (see flyer). The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups was partly responsible for the Rainbow Celebration with which Europride opened on Saturday 23 July.
Developments Related to the Publication of the Open Letter of Orthodox LGBT to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church
On 23 June, during the proceedings of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church gathered on Crete, the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups published an open letter signed by me, Misha Cherniak, on behalf of the Orthodox Working Group of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups, and Elaine Sommers and Wielie Elhorst on behalf of the Forum’s Board. The letter contained three main points formulated as requests to the leaders of the Orthodox Church: