Links to some other like-minded groups
The Complete Guide To Studying And Living in UK as an LGBT Student. Studying at a university is supposed to be about learning, growing intellectually, having fun and enjoying the student life at its fullest. But, for marginalized groups like LGBTs, more often than not it’s about exclusion and prejudice. Although most prejudice towards LGBT people that once were common and are now diminishing, studying as an LGBT student is still challenging.
Bibleandhomosexuality.org. This website looks at what the Bible says (and doesn’t say) about homosexuality, sexuality and gender. Dr Jonathan Tallon aims to be accessible, whilst also providing links to the scholarship lying behind the information and opinions he provides. The website is run in parallel with the youtube channel Bible and Homosexuality.
Open Table is an ecumenical Christian worship community which offers a warm welcome to people who are: Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer / Questioning, Intersex, Asexual (LGBTQIA and all who seek an inclusive Church. Open Table aims to create a safe sacred space for you to explore your faith and what it means for you. Whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are welcome here.
Dignity and Worth is the site of a new group of Methodists committed to the full dignity and worth of every person, whatever their sexuality or gender identity. We are committed to creating a Church and society where no-one is made to feel ashamed or second-class because of who they are or who they love.
Open Church Network describes itself as ‘A virtual gathering place for people seeking an open conversation about Christianity, theology, church, the Bible and life. A web portal rich in content and resources for those with a personal interest in Christian life or theology; for church leaders, church members and those who are currently finding their way outside a traditional sense of church. A network with a strong focus on the inclusion of people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender within the Christian Church.’
Accepting Evangelicals A network of Evangelical Christians who believe the time has come to move towards the acceptance of faithful, loving same-sex partnerships at every level of church life, and the development of a positive Christian ethic for gay and lesbian people. Formed in 2004, it launched as a charity in June 2010.
The Soho Gathering – We meet every Thursday at the Yard Bar (Rupert Street in Soho,London). We are a group of gay but not just gay, like minded but also differing, liberal but evangelical, full of faith but also faithless… the box ticking doesn’t really work but we meet to make conversation, stand out and have integrity.
One Body One Faith – The Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement works for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the Christian churches. We believe that human sexuality in all its richness is a gift of God gladly to be accepted, enjoyed and honoured as a way both of expressing and growing in love, and that it is entirely compatible with the Christian faith not only to love another person of the same sex, but to express that love fully in a personal sexual relationship.
The Gathering Cardiff – A safe christian space for the LGBT+ community in Cardiff.
Association of Welcoming & Affirming Baptists [USA] Association of over 60 welcoming and affirming Baptist congregations and groups in the United States, working for the full inclusion of lesbian and gay people in the church.
Jeremy’s Post-Courage blog. – Posts by Jeremy Marks
Evangelical Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Christians (EF) Provides fellowship and support through twice-yearly weekend conferences, a quarterly newsletter and some regional groups.
Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (FFLAG) An organisation of parents of lesbian daughters and gay sons which seeks to promote the well-being of lesbian, gay and bisexual people, their families and friends by:
- Support, through confidential helplines and parents’ groups
- Education and information
- Working locally, nationally and in Europe on issues of equality for lesbian, gay and bisexual people
FFLAG supports families and works constructively to combat prejudice and discrimination and to help create a society that is respectful of human diversity.
Inclusive Church is a group of Christians uniting together around our statement of belief: “We believe in inclusive Church – church which does not discriminate, on any level, on grounds of economic power, gender, mental health, physical ability, race or sexuality. We believe in Church which welcomes and serves all people in the name of Jesus Christ; which is scripturally faithful; which seeks to proclaim the Gospel afresh for each generation; and which, in the power of the Holy Spirit, allows all people to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Jesus Christ.”
Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM) Speaks within the church and seeks to take Christ to the gay community.
OuterSpace (at Greenbelt) An LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender) group of Christians at Greenbelt. Members are committed to the church and to helping everyone find their way in the church, no matter what their background. OuterSpace tries to look beyond the dry intellectual debates that surround the whole area of sexual orientation, and to focus instead on hearing the stories of real people’s faith, in order to understand the different journeys that gay and lesbian Christians are on.
Two:23 Network The ministry that has replaced Courage (formed by long-term committed Courage members) that provides a network of gay LGBT Christians and quarterly meeting (at present) in central London.