The Archbishops of Canterbury and York today shared a message to mark this year's LGBT+ history month.
Across the Church of England this February, many people will be marking LGBT+ History Month. As we work together to discover what it means to be a diverse church receiving the gift of everyone, our prayer is that this would be a time of truly valuing each other as God’s precious and beloved children. Let us pray that the Spirit of God would stir in us a deeper sense of belonging to each other as the Body of Christ.
We also take this opportunity to lament and reject all prejudice, hatred, oppression, and violence against LGBT+ people. We pray that LGBT+ people around the world would be able to live lives free from fear and find joy in the love of God. Let us commit to building communities in which everyone experiences the unconditional love of God in Christ Jesus.
Archbishop Justin Welby
Archbishop Stephen Cottrell