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.
The transgender Europe Council - Antwerp June 2018
Report by Elaine (UK) and Mark (Russia)
From June 28 – July 1 we (Elaine and Mark) had the opportunity to attend Transgender Europe’s biennial Council meeting in Antwerp, representing the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups. We are both core members of the Forum’s Trans Working Group. We are grateful to the Forum for this opportunity to meet many trans people, outside a faith setting.
Training on Dialogue with Clergy
The Roman Catholic Church Working Group and the Board of the European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups are pleased to open the call for applications for the upcoming Training on Dialogue with Clergy. The training will take place in Le Cenacle, Versailles (France) from 9 to 11 November 2018. Please find more information about the event and its programme below.
Looking Back at the Forum’s Annual Conference 2018
Last May, we (Frans, 24, and Matthijs, 26) visited the Forum’s annual conference for the first time. Just after coming home from the conference, this is what Matthijs wrote on Facebook: “Tired but very inspired by the annual conference of the European Forum for LGBT Christian Groups that took place near Rome the last couple of days. This group of people truly feels like family on so many levels. Somehow, I feel like I found a long lost piece of myself. Thank you to all these sweet and brave soul mates of mine, I love you for real.”
Now, a few months after the conference took place, we cannot describe this feeling much better. Even though regular life has buried our emotions to a certain extent, we can say that the Forum’s conference impacted our lives on a deep level.