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.
Special Youth Event at the Annual Conference in Rome/Albano
Are you a young LGBT Christian person willing to make LGBT youth have their say on their sexuality and challenges within the Christian churches in Europe? Join us in Albano Laziale/Rome, Italy this year!
The annual conference of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups will take place in Albano Laziale/Rome, Italy, on 9-13 May 2018. This year, a special welcome will be reserved to young people!
“Towards welcoming and affirming Christian communities”: Albano Laziale and Rome will host the Conference in 2018
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups and the organizing team led by the Italian LGBT Christian association Cammini di Speranza, are delighted to announce that the next annual conference of the European Forum will take place in Albano Laziale and Rome, Italy, on 9–13 May 2018.
Report on the Second Assembly of the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics
Almost 100 Catholics and friends from 35 countries gathered from November, 30th to December, 3rd in Dachau near Munich, Germany, to celebrate the birth of a new star: the Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC).
The town that had experienced the horrors of the night of Holocaust, with a concentration camp that had captive and tortured thousands of prisoners including some 600 homosexuals, became the place where the light of the approved constitution and internal regulations of this new entity shone forth to illuminate the path towards full realisation of LGBT+ rights in the Catholic Church.
European Lesbian* Conference
During the ILGA Conference in Cyprus in 2016, the idea for the European Lesbian* Conference was born, and the organisers managed to make it reality within one year. About 500 Lesbians* from all over Europe met in Vienna October 2017, 4th to 8th—an overwhelming response that far exceeded the original estimate of the organisers and underlined the need for such an event. Overall, it was an exhilarating experience and a great start for something bigger.
UK LGBT Christians to host Brexit-year Annual Conference 2019
The European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups is very happy to announce that its 2019 Annual Conference will be hosted by its UK-based member groups in June 2019, in London.
Report About the ILGA Europe Conference 2017 in Warsaw
The annual conferences of ILGA Europe have become events that cannot be missed by the European Forum. From 1st to 4th November 2017, the European Forum went five people strong: Co-Presidents Elaine Sommers and Wielie Elhorst, Eastern Europe Coordinator Tatiana Lehatkova, Project Manager Misha Cherniak, and Fundraiser Damir Kurtagic. ILGA Europe now has a membership of over 500 organisations throughout Europe and Central Asia, and 570 representatives were present. As the political situation is changing in Europe, with populist movements on the rise and human rights for several groups—such as (LGBTI) migrants—being under ever greater pressure, the theme of the conference was well chosen: “Change! Communities Mobilising, Movements Rising!”