A network of Christians, connected by LGBT (Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) issues, who have discovered that God loves us just as we are. Our vision is to create a space where absolutely everyone is welcome, whoever you are and wherever you’re at in terms of church or issues of sexuality and sexual identity. Many of us are from evangelical backgrounds, but we now represent a broad church and aim to make all feel welcome. We meet up four times a year to worship together in central London.
DIVERSE CHURCH - (18-30's) & DIVERSE CHURCH PLUS - (30's and over)
Diverse Church is a supportive community of over 600 LGBT+ Christians in UK and Ireland. They aim to be a pastoral/mission resource for the wider church so that LGBT+ people do not give up on God or life.
ONE BODY ONE FAITH
This organisation came into being when LGCM and Changing Attitudes joined forces in Feb 2017. They're a movement that works for the full inclusion of gay, lesbian and bisexual people in the Christian churches. They 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.
Greenbelt is a wonderful arts, faith and justice festival with a long and rich history. It believes that things often kept apart can, and should be held together. Things like artistry and activism, spirituality and politics, faith and justice. It is a festival where these things belong together and where all are welcome! (Near Kettering, Northamptonshire, August bank holiday weeked).
Accepting Evangelicals is a open 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.
The Sibyls is a UK-based confidential Christian spirituality group for transgender people, and their supporters, offering companionship along the journey, and information/advocacy to churches.
Sibyls pray, eat, and talk together, and seek to fulfil Christ’s command to love one another.
Family and Friends of Lesbian and Gay People – A national voluntary organisation dedicated to supporting parents and their gay, lesbian and bisexual sons and daughters
VICKY BEECHING - Writer, Broadcaster & LGBT Equality Campaigner.
Vicky's courage to speak out and step forward as a gay Christian has been a game changer for so many. Vicky embodies the heart of those who love Jesus and don't want to give up on the church, and certainly don't want to give up on their faith. We are often reminded that such a journey comes at a cost and she is often on the receiving end of vitriol and hate messages - largely from Christians, sadly.
But she stands steadfast and determined to bring hope, and be a positive voice for change; that God is love, no matter where you are on the journey of sexual and/or gender identity.
If you're wanting to know what books to read on LGBT theology, start with Matthew Vines' 'God and the Gay Christian', then read James Brownson's 'Bible Gender Sexuality'.