In the Quaker tradition, an epistle is a letter of greeting or 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.
Collection of Marriage Minutes
These 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 manager.
View Collection of Marriage Minutes
Collection of Minutes in Support of Transgender Concerns
These are 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.
View Minutes in Support of Transgender Concerns
Friend of the Court Briefs
We have been invited by the law firm Kramer Levin to participate as signatories to several friend of the court briefs in cases in the United States regarding religious communities’ support for equal rights for LGBTQIA+ people. Here are some of them.
View Friend of the Court Briefs
We are in the process of launching an electronic newsletter.
This pamphlet was last updated June 2014. 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.
- PDF format: ready to print without customization (two-sided)
- Word format: includes a template for customizing for a Meeting, School or Quaker organization
If you are known to FLGBTQC (you have been to one of our Gatherings), you can email the email list manager to be added to our email list. It averages 3-4 emails a day.
From our Email List Frequently Asked Questions:
“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 is a collection of some keynote addresses given at FLGC Mid-Winter and other gatherings between 1977 and 1993. The speakers discuss coming to terms with one’s identity and direction. The collection of talks was edited by Robert Leuze. A newly expanded 2nd edition is available in print from the FGC Bookstore and from Pendle Hill.