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.
Advocacy and Visibility
The European Forum of LGBT Christians Groups was founded in 1982, Paris (France). Only since 2012 it has been able to attract employees to strengthen the church and political advocacy work and the visibility of the organization that is now present in almost 25 European countries. The newly appointed employees have part time jobs to support the advocacy and communication programs of the organization.
Sadie Hale (23 years old, living in Belgium) will be the first Communications Officer of the European Forum. She will be in charge of implementing the communication of the so called Faith IDAHOBIT campaign, to be presented in May 2017, and participating in developing and implementing a communications strategy for the European Forum.
Misha Cherniak (32 years old, living in Poland) will be the European Forum’s Project Manager in charge of : implementing the Faith IDAHOBIT campaign, setting up a training for twenty plus LGBT Christian activist in Eastern and Central Europe (Fall 2017) and the ongoing programs of the European Forum. Misha is already the Forum’s Financial Administrator.
European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups
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 and other religious bodies and multilateral organisations. With over 50 member groups in almost 25 countries in Europe, the European Forum works for freedom of religion for LGBT people, for human rights, for the dignity of LGBT people and for an affirmative discourse on human sexuality.