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LGB Christians Networking Social

Networking, Worship and Refreshments Sunday 7th July, 4-8pm Location: Paddington, Central London (Exact Location to be confirmed to ticket holders.) Our second in-person event, a networking social with refreshments and worship will take place in Paddington, London on: Sunday 7th July, 4-8pm 2024 The venue will be a historic and restored Church with excellent new ...

Humpty Dumpty Sat on a Stonewall – Reflections on Inclusive Christianity

Rev. Mike Starkey, Anglican clergyman, journalist, broadcaster, and cultural commentator, breaks the mold with this exceptionally well-observed piece on the 'alphabet soup' and its relationship to Christianity. "The LGBTQ+ acronym has expanded over time, from the early clustering of LGB in the 1980s to its present form. The lobby group Stonewall added the T as recently as 2015. There are many forms of the acronym in use today. I use LGBTQ+ here as it’s the version currently approved by Stonewall," he writes exclusively for LGB Christians...

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A ‘Conversion Therapy Ban’ is not a simple matter

An LGB Christians discussion paper: It is assumed by many in the media that ‘the LGBT community’ is unanimously behind a call for the banning of so-called “conversion therapy” in the UK. But the issue is far more complicated than many organisations are willing to acknowledge. Those in favour of a ban have the benefit of being able to simply repeat media-friendly slogans - which are not always fully candid or honest -  whereas those urging caution have to express lengthy and nuanced points. Here we will attempt to unpack the issues as straightforwardly as possible.

Gender Identity captures the CofE: ‘the shameful brainwashing of children’

Church House, London. Photo credit: Paasikivi, Wikipedia.

Sarah Rutherford writes,  I started looking into the whole area of gender identity ideology in about 2018.  I use this terminology rather than trans rights, which I think is confusing. What I and many others object to is the wholescale recategorisation of what it means to be a male or female with the ensuing consequences that this has specifically for women and girls and gay and lesbian people. This was when there was a proposal to permit the Census 2021 question on sex to be answered according to gender identity. Until then I rather naively thought that this whole issue would be confined to democratic states in the US and perhaps our own universities.

The dark side of Inclusivity

Perhaps it is in the post-post modernist vacuum, filled with a polarised and simplistic furore on social media over anything and everything, that identity politics and the philosophy of critical theory – where the end result is that people are either villains or victims – have taken residence.

New Year Social with Special Guest

You are invited to a free evening social in safe, friendly, and convivial surroundings on Sunday 21st January 2024, 6.00 – 8.30pm. Venue in central London Zones 2 and 3 to be given a week ahead to all who have replied. All LGB Christians supporters and friends are welcome. Numbers limited. First come, First served. ...

A place we could think and speak freely

Kate Harris & Bev Jackson

Mark Chater writes: "Then the thumping music started, Kate Harris (LGBA's co-founder) strode on to the stage dressed in a bright orange suit, and immediately there was a wordless surge of joy: we were home, with our own people, lesbian women, gay men, and bisexuals, all together in a place where we could speak freely, think freely, and reach clarity about who we are in the world. Read more...

A Question of Courage

We were proud to launch LGB Christians at the third LGB Alliance Conference on 27th October 2023 with a stall, one among many, in the busy conference lobby at The Queen Elizabeth II Centre in Westminster. A few days earlier we released a press release and unveiled our website, with a mailing to nearly 500 ...

Friendly faces at the LGB Alliance Conference

It was wonderful to see so many friends and supporters at our stand at the LGB Alliance conference on 27 October, where we officially launched the LGB Christians network. It was particularly good to catch up with some well-known faces, including (from top left): Barry Wall, EDUJester blogger and Youtuber; Sarah Mapstone, campaigner, Maya Forstater, ...