what we're about
As a ministry of Forefront Brooklyn, we are committed to creating Christian community for anyone who identifies as queer or questioning. Wherever you are on the journey of faith, gender & sexuality, we welcome you to join us. As an LGBTQIA-affirming space, we're here to provide a safe, spiritual home for people to ask questions and connect with others.
We host monthly events in Manhattan and Brooklyn, as well as occasional educational events for the public. To see what we've been up to, check out our Eventbrite profile and our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. To learn more about how Forefront BK transitioned to become open-and-affirming, check out a profile of our church in The New York Times.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to join our mailing list or if you have any questions / comments.
Queer Communion Social
August 19th, 3-5pm
Nytasha & Mary are generously hosting a QC social at their Brooklyn apartment (on border of Clinton Hill & Bed-Stuy) from 3-5pm. There'll be snacks, drinks and games. This is open to LGBTQIA-identifying or questioning folks. Sarah Ngu is the point-person.
8:20pm in The Quad Cinemas, 13th street between 6th and 5th avenue
Post-movie hangout: Old Town Bar, 18th street & Broadway
--> RSVP here on Eventbrite so we can get a headcount.
We're hosting a group-gathering to watch The Miseducation of Cameron Post. It's a great, coming-of-age, even funny movie about a girl who goes to a Christian reparative therapy camp (trailer here). This event is open to everyone. We'll meet in the theater lobby (get tickets yourself) beforehand at 8:00pm to head in. The movie lasts for 1 hour 40 minutes. After the movie, we'll walk to Old Town bar to debrief and hang out. Evan Garrett is the point-person for this night.
June 10th, 1pm, Whole Foods
This year, we’ve been inviting people to a lot of big, content-heavy events, and we want to do something social and smaller, especially for the new folks who’ve joined our group.
That’s why we’re inviting people to get lunch after church next Sunday; we’ll walk to and eat at Whole Foods. There are prepared foods down below; seating above. It’ll be low-key chatty. Come, meet folks, and get curious (phrase stolen from Jonathan Van Ness’ podcast).
OPEN TO LGBTQIA-identifying or questioning FOLKS. Email email@example.com
Point-person for day of: Grace Dowd.
NYU professor and coauthor of Love the Sin: Sexual Regulation and the Limits of Religious Tolerance, Ann Pellegrini moderates a conversation with Malcolm Shanks of the Muslim Alliance for Sexual and Gender Diversity and trans pastor Paula Williams, Jonathan's parent, on the intersection of religious community and personal identity, and in some cases, the ongoing challenges of existing as a dual minority.
OPEN TO ALL. After the event, we’ll head to a nearby bar with Paula and chat with her more there.
Tue, June 26, 2018
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
We're marching in Pride NYC again this year! June 24th (Sunday). We are marching with Judson Memorial Church in NYC, who have been gracious enough to invite us to join them. This event is OPEN to allies.
Location & Time TBD (mostly likely in midtown east, after 1pm). You can march with us as long as you want; you can leave anytime!
If you are interested in marching, email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will email with updates once we confirm time & location. We will also have poster-making sessions in-between services on Sundays, June 10th and 17th.
Join the Queer Communion fam at Kisha Landais' apartment in Brooklyn for a Saturday Brunch! Enjoy great conversation, meet some new friends, and eat some yummy food. Kisha will be cookin' up some waffles, and you can sign up here to bring something!
Space is limited, so RSVP soon. You'll receive the exact address upon RSVP.