The Portland LGBTQ Christian Meetup Group is a group for anyone interested in getting together with fellow LGBTQ Christians from all denominations and walks of life for social, spiritual, and community events like board games, dining out, movies, book club, tea/coffee, Bible study, and hiking. This Meetup Group also provides a networking platform through which people can connect online with other LGBTQ Christians in the Portland area.
In today's religious and social cultures, many do not believe that one can be both Christian and gay, yet we DO EXIST and ARE THRIVING! This group seeks to support LGBTQ Christians in their walk of faith, providing friendship, community, and support as we seek to engage our faith together.
In consideration of the social and religious tensions that many of this group's members encounter on a regular basis, and recognizing the broad diversity this group represents, all members who participate in this group understand that
1. We come from a wide variety of backgrounds and approach our faith, sexual orientation, gender, relationships, and social life differently. We seek to listen, respect, understand, learn from, and engage each other in an effort to grow together as individuals and as a community.
2. Portland is a big place and our members have busy, often conflicting, schedules. We attempt to create events that will accommodate people's schedules and transportation needs, but to further these attempts, we ask for members to also take initiative in order to help our community to grow. Members are invited to email and suggest group activities and events as well as get to know each other through messaging and networking."