Outreach and Resources
In the Quaker tradition, an epistle is a letter of greeting or with a specific message generally crafted in a Yearly Meeting session
and sent to other Yearly Meetings.
The FLGBTQC faith community often drafts epistles during our twice-yearly gatherings and distributes them widely to Yearly Meetings and other groups around the world.
Our most recent Epistle was crafted during the 2015 Midwinter Gathering held in Burlington, NJ.
You can read a number of our past Epistles here.
- The FLGBTQC faith community has been invited by the law firm Kramer Levin to participate as signatories to several friend of the court briefs in equal marriage cases in the United States.
The briefs we have participated in include:
Brief Jurisdiction Filed US v Windsor US Supreme Court 28 February 2013 Hollingsworth v Perry US Supreme Court 28 February 2013 Kitchen v Herbert (Utah) and Bishop v Smith (Oklahoma) 10th Circuit Court of Appeals 4 March 2014 Baskin v Zoeller (Indiana) 7th Circuit Court of Appeals 5 August 2014 DeLeon v Perry (Texas) 5th Circuit Court of Appeals 16 September 2014 Smith v Wright (Arkansas) Arkansas Supreme Court 3 October 2014 Brenner v Armstrong and Grimsley v Armstrong (Florida) 11th Circuit Court of Appeals 19 December 2014 Lopez-Aviles v Rius-Armendariz (Puerto Rico) 1st Circuit Court of Appeals 2 February 2015
Collection of Marriage Minutes
- These Marriage Minutes regarding same-sex marriages and other committment ceremonies have been collected by members of the FLGBTQC faith community. If you know of additional minutes you would like to see added, please email them to the Website Editors
Collection of Minutes in Support of Transgender Concerns
- This is a page on the FLGBTQC website collecting minutes welcoming and affirming transgender people. Friends are encouraged to contact Meetings, and to send information about Meetings which have passed such minutes already. It is our hope that this page will serve as a witness to the growing tradition of Friends Meetings doing the inner work to create welcoming communities for seekers of all genders and publicly identifying that they have done so.
Our Newsletter is published roughly three times a year. It is received by 900 individuals and Meetings worldwide.
- Submissions: Contributions are welcome! We welcome plain (unformatted) electronic submissions of writing, art, and photographs (photographers: please be sure that subjects in your photos have given permission for their images to be published here). Note that we do not print ads or classified ads. Send electronic sumissions here
- Subscribing to the PRINT Newsletter: You can subscribe to our print newsletter by filling in the form here.
For a print subscription to the newsletter, FLGBTQC asks for a $15 donation-- and we do mean donation-- anyone who asks will receive the newsletter. Donations may be made via check sent to the treasurer:
FLGBTQC c/o Su Penn, 2206 Iroquois Rd., Okemos, MI 48864
Make checks payable to FLGBTQC; write "Newsletter donation" in the memo.
- Subscribing to the ELECTRONIC Newsletter: If you are currently a subscriber to the Newsletter, you can switch your subscription to receive an electronic copy. This is limited to current subscribers, and those who are part of our organization, out of privacy concerns- but all are welcome to subscribe to our print newsletter.
- This pamphlet will be frequently updated in response to feedback. Please check back here for the latest version. And please send us feedback, especially comments from people who aren't already familiar with us. If you are able, please print on purple paper for consistency of appearance.
If you are known to FLGBTQC (you have been to one of our Gatherings), you can email the list manager,
Rebecca Sullivan to be added to our email list.
It averages 3-4 emails a day.
From our Frequently Asked Questions file:
"This [email list] is a way for FLGBTQC Friends and supporters to stay in touch with each other between gatherings. It is, to use John Calvi's analogy, a way for us to gather at the community store to exchange news, gossip, spiritual journeys, ask for prayers and guidance, and to do FLGBTQC business in an informal way."
"Think of this list as a form of Quaker dialogue. We do not debate here. Most of the things you post should clearly communicate who *you* are... share what has been true for you, with as much personal detail as you have the courage to muster."
Each of Us Inevitable
Each of Us Inevitable
: Some Keynote Addresses given at FLGC Mid-Winter and Other Gatherings, 1977-1993.
A collection of talks about coming to terms with one's identity and direction. Edited by Robert Leuze.
- A newly expanded 2nd-edition is available in print from the FGC Bookstore, and from Pendle Hill if you'd like to contact them or look in their latest printed catalog.