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 trough 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.
Press release: The importance of trans* inclusion
During the 2015 annual conference of the European Forum, in Merville, France, changes to the internal regulations and statutes were made to promote greater trans* inclusion in the organisation. The Forum wants to attract more transgender groups and ensure that trans* people are fully included in the work . Towards this aim the Forum offers a trans* pre-conference to provide a safe space for trans* Christians to discuss and share relevant issues and has changes the internal regulations to encourage trans* representation on the board.
Visiting EuroPride 2015 in Riga, Latvia
When Amsterdam was elected as the city for EuroPride 2016 in the fall of 2013 it only appeared logical to me to visit EuroPride in Riga, Latvia. My initial idea was just to travel there and taste the atmosphere of EuroPride. My special interest was (and is) to see if we can build up to a meaningful and joyful inter-religious LGBT presence in Amsterdam in 2016. As time went by the idea grew not just to go to Riga to be there, but to see if the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups could also do something that would be meaningful for LGBT Christians there. And what better way to do that than to add to all that EuroPride has to offer with a special Rainbow Celebration in a church?
Media Release: Worldwide LGBT Catholics & Parents Respond to Synod 2015 Working Document
A number of organisations and advocates who focus on pastoral care and social justice for LGBT people and their families, working to form a Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC), is disappointed by the 14th Ordinary Synod of Bishops’ Working Document (Instrumentum Laboris) on “The Vocation & Mission of the Family in the Church and Contemporary World”, published on 23 June 2015.