About us

The Anglican Coalition is here to provide UK-based Christian LGBTI organisations with opportunities to create resources for the Anglican community and to develop a shared voice for the full acceptance of LGBTI people in the Church of England.

Simon Sarmiento was the most recent chair of the Coalition (elected in 2015 to serve a two year term) and the elected chair of the steering group. The chair can be reached at chair@lgbtianglican.org.uk.

The Coalition groups are as follows:

Accepting Evangelicals is a open network of Evangelical Christians who believe the time has come to move towards the acceptance of faithful, loving same-sex partnerships at every level of church life, and the development of a positive Christian ethic for gay and lesbian people.

The Evangelical Fellowship for Lesbian and Gay Christians (EFLGC), formed in 1979, is a group of women and men, most of whom are lesbian, gay or bisexual and come from an evangelical Christian background. The Evangelical Fellowship gives the opportunity: to meet and share experiences with other lesbian, gay and bisexual Christians; to support and be supported in times of difficulty or stress; to encourage one another in the Christian faith; to think through issues relating both to faith and sexuality.

General Synod Human Sexuality Group works in General Synod for deeper understanding on issues of sexuality.

Inclusive Church is a network of individuals and organisations whose make-up reflects the breadth and scope of English Christians. We are working to break down the barriers in churches to full inclusion at all levels, particularly in the Church of England.

OneBodyOneFaith (OBOF) is a UK-based international 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. (Formed by the 2017 merger of Changing Attitude with the Lesbian & Gay Christian Movement (LGCM).)

The Sibyls is a UK-based confidential Christian spirituality group for transgender people, and their supporters, offering companionship along the journey, and information/advocacy to churches.

The United Kingdom Intersex Association (UKIA) is an education, advocacy, campaigning and support organisation which works on behalf of Intersex people. Intersex people are individuals whose anatomy or physiology differ from contemporary cultural stereotypes of what constitute typical male and female. UKIA has the following aims: to educate, inform and campaign in order to remove the shame, secrecy, social prejudice, ignorance and stigmatization which surround Intersex people. to campaign against the pathologising and medicalisation of Intersex peoples’ lives. to campaign against the use of surgery and other medical treatments for coercing Intersex people to physically conform to cultural definitions of “normal”. to campaign against the widespread practice of withholding information from Intersex people regarding the medical implications of being born Intersex where these exist. to campaign for the same status and respect for human rights accorded to all others to be equally accorded to Intersex people.

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