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.
Gender Values: Challenging the Christian Anti-Gender Movement in Central and Eastern Europe
Seminar on 28–30 October 2016 in the European Youth Center in Budapest, Hungary
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups invites activists from LGBT Christian and non-Christian groups from Central and Eastern Europe to this weekend seminar.
The Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church and LGBTQI Issues
We hereby publish the analysis of the documents of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church related to LGBTQI issues prepared by a member of our Orthodox Working Group, Natalia Vasilevich.
Open Letter to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church
(French, Greek, Romanian, German, Russian and Ukrainian translations are attached below)
Open letter from the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups
to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church, gathered at Crete, June 2016
Your All-Holiness, Holinesses, Beatitudes, Eminences and Graces,
dear Fathers, brothers and sisters, dear delegates of the Holy and Great Council,
The European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Christian Groups, an ecumenical association of more than 40 groups from across Europe, representing approximately 6,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Christians, would like to take the opportunity presented by the meeting of the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church—an event of historical importance—to draw the attention of the leaders of the Orthodox Church to the situation of their LGBT faithful, a situation that should concern us all.