Onebodyonefaith, formerly the lesbian and gay christian movement (lgcm), describes itself as uk-based international charity which challenges homophobia and transphobia, especially within the church and faith based organisations. The gay christian movement was founded in 1976 at st botolphs aldgate, 2 and the revd richard kirker was its first general secretary. In 1977, local chapters were organised, followed in 1978 by the womens group, the evangelical fellowship in 1979 and young lesbian and gay christians in 2000. Founded in 1976, lgcm has become the largest and most prominent group fighting to bring about change in the christian churchs traditional and deeply entrenched homophobic attitudes towards gay and lesbian sexuality. The first section of this book provides a history of the movement which seeks to portray its aims and activities within the broader context of social and religious change over the. The gay christian movement was founded in 1976 with the revd richard kirker as its first general secretary. In 1977, local chapters were organised, followed in 1978 by the womens group, the evangelical fellowship in 1979 and young lesbian and gay christians in 2000. The name was eventually changed to the lesbian and gay christian movement in 1987. Onebodyonefaith (formerly the lesbian and gay christian movement, lgcm) is a uk-based charity which challenges homophobia and transphobia, especially within the church and faith based organisations, as well as working to create and praying for an inclusive church. It was founded in 1976, originally as the gay christian movement. the gay christian movement officially changed its name to the lesbian and gay christian movement in 1987 to recognize the women working with the movement. The lgcm relied on the donations and subscriptions to periodicals from members for financial support. As more eminent theologians supported the movements cause by speaking at its. For example, the mission of the upcoming revoice conference in july in st. Louis is to encourage, support, and empower gay, lesbian, and other same-sex-attracted christians so they can experience the life-giving character of the historic, christian sexual ethic. Towards a theology of same-sex marriage squaring the circle. Clare herbert is pleased to invite the members of onebodyonefaith to the launch of her first book towards a theology of same-sex marriage squaring the circle (with foreword by sam wells) w. Can a lgbt person become & remain a christian? Sponsored link. The acronym lgbt refers to lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender persons and transsexuals. Overview the first draft of his essay was written in 1998, when the term homosexual was a neutral term to describe lesbians and gays. Q christian fellowship is cultivating radical belonging for lgbtq christians and allies. We are a diverse community with varied backgrounds, cultures, theologies and denominations, drawn together through our love of christ and our belief that every person is a beloved child of god.