Quaker group wins Stonewall award

By agency reporter
8 Nov 2013

The Quaker Lesbian and Gay Fellowship (QLGF) has been named Community Group of the Year by Stonewall supporters for their long-standing commitment to equality.

At the Stonewall Awards ceremony yesterday (7 November) the group was presented with a cheque for £5,000 – provided by The Inclusive Foundation and supported by Square Peg Media – to continue their work to promote equality and religious freedom.

Paul Parker, Recording Clerk for Quakers in Britain, said: “I’m delighted to hear this news. QLGF fully deserves to win this in the year same-sex marriage became legal in England and Wales. They are a wonderfully close-knit community of men and women who have supported each other faithfully on the long journey towards greater equality for homosexual people in our society.”

The Friends Homosexual Fellowship, the precursor of QLGF, first met in 1973.

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