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In 2013 it will be the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Towards a Quaker View of Sex” and the 40th anniversary of the foundation of the Friends Homosexual Fellowship, our predecessor organisation. QLGF’s committee, meeting yesterday, plans to mark this historic year.
First, we will encourage the membership to revisit and remember what FHF and QLGF were set up to do. Then we will go on to review together what we are doing now, and, most importantly, to think about what we should do next.
The context has changed so much since 1973 – do we still need QLGF, and, if we do, what should be the focus? We will begin by consulting our membership, by email, snail mail, through our Newsletter, and at our next Gathering (October 20, Lancaster).
But we hope to widen the consultation after that, and then in 2013… well, what we do will depend on the responses we get!
Let us know your views, and help us to celebrate in 2013!