Once again this year, we will be observing the International Day Against Homophobia & Transphobia (IDAHOT) on May17th.
Prayer services and vigils will be held in order to commemorate victims of homophobic and transphobic violence. It will be a time for LGBT Christian groups to come together in ecumenical prayer and moments of Christian testimony with the support of thousands of Christians and communities of good will.
We cannot be silent in the face of millions of brothers and sisters around the world who are suffering from threats, torture and killing simply because they exist, they love and they want to live out their feelings – the feelings God has bestowed upon them.
Gionata Project and the European Forum of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Christian Groups are pleased to launch a call for proposals to choose a Bible verse which will bring together Christians from different denominations around the world.
All LGBT Christian groups are invited to submit the verse they feel the most meaningful for this special occasion.
The Gionata Project volunteers.
The verse vigils of prayer to remember the victims of Homophobia & Transphobia
Year 2013> 1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love!
Year 2012> 1 John 2:9 – Whoever says he is in the light and hates his brother is still in darkness
Year 2011> Acts 10:28 – God has shown me that I should not call anyone impure or unclean
Year 2010> Romans 8:35 – Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?
Year 2009> John 4:18 – There is no fear in love
Year 2008> Martin Luther King – I have a dream
Year 2007> 2 Corinthians 5:17 – the old things are passed away; behold, they are become new