Friends for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Concerns
is a North American Quaker faith community that affirms that of God
in all people. Gathering twice yearly for worship and play, we draw
sustenance from each other and from the Spirit for our work and life
in the world. We are learning that radical inclusion and radical
love bring further light to Quaker testimony and life.
Please read and consider this donation request and update from our co-clerks. Thanks!
As many of you know, we recently lost Joe Franko, a much loved member of this community.
While the hole that his passing leaves in our hearts cannot be measured, we are trying to deal with
the practical aspect of his service as our listserv manager.
The Ministry and Counsel Committee is working out a permanent plan for this position. In the meantime,
Rebecca Sullivan will be handling listserv administration requests. Please know that it may be several
weeks before any new requests can be processed. Thanks in advance for your patience.
Mid-Winter Gathering is held over the long weekend surrounding U.S.
President's Day (February).
Summer Gathering is held at the larger Friends General Conference Gathering
the first week in July.
The next gathering where FLGBTQC will have a presence will be
the midwinter gathering February 14-17, 2014 at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center near Portland, OR.
See the midwinter website for details.
to receive updates and notifications for future FLGBTQC events.
Outreach and Resources
Here is a copy of our latest
epistle written at
our 2013 Midwinter gathering in northern Pennsylvania.
We have an active email list, for all who have come to our Gatherings.
We are collecting Marriage Minutes written by Quaker Meetings
affirming same-sex Quaker marriages and other commitment ceremonies.
We are collecting Minutes that welcome and affirm transgender people
on a new page of our website.
Each of Us Inevitable is a collection of keynote addresses
presented at past Mid-Winter gatherings.
FLGBTQC appreciates donations to support our community. We accept
donations by mail.
This 2009 document summarizes some of the important elements of the Leading that
shapes FLGBTQC and asks each of us to consider thoughtfully several ways to
support the Leading -- including financial gifts.
This document is a template you could adapt and use to ask your Meeting to
consider supporting FLGBTQC.Ê Many Meetings so approached are touched to be able
to support an organization important to the spiritual journey of a member.