European Forum

of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups

Euro Pride 2011 Rome

Making changes - Euro Pride 2011

At the Euro Pride 2011 in Rome, Italy, Nils Jøran Riedl of the Open Church group in Oslo, Norway, held this speech about Making changes – a short story about the history of Gay and Lesbians in the Church of Norway.

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Video Euro Pride 2011 Rome

Watch the video from the EuroPride 2011 in Rome. It is in Italian and English with subtitles in both languages.

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Situation of Lesbians and Gays in the Churches of Europe

Overall Situation of Lesbians and Gays in the Churches of Europe and the case history of Spain - the speech of Enric Vilà during the Euro Pride 2011 in Rome.

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All ARE welcome!

Lecture of Martin J. Pendergast at the Euro Pride 2011 in Rome:

All ARE welcome! Including LGBT people in the Catholic Church

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2011 Euro Pride conference Rome

"LGBT people and Christian churches in Europe: Fears and opportunities for full acceptance and inclusion"

This conference took place in Rome 10th of June during the Euro Pride 2011. It was organized by "Nuova Proposta", a Christian LGBT group from Rome, in cooperation with the European Forum.

The speeches from Rome are now available.

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The Situation of Queer Catholics in Germany

Lecture of Michael Brinkschröder at the Euro Pride 2011 in Rome

In Germany, there are several ecumenical and Catholic LGBT organisations, groups and networks. They are are structured along lines of sex difference (gay / lesbian), ecclesial status (clergy / lay) and their focus on political, pastoral, liturgical or theological work. Mostly in the 1990s, these groups had a phase of splitting up, which was not without internal conflicts. At the moment we have reached a phase of respectful and trustful cooperation and sharing of work, triggered by two networking conferences in Bielefeld (in 2005 and 2008).

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