Gay Christian Movement (later the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement)

Scope and Content

Papers of the Gay Christian Movement (GCM), 1969-1988, notably Annual Reports, 1980-1981 and 1984-1986; a copy of the GCM constitution, [1976]; minutes of the Annual General Meeting, 1977-[1982]; minutes of the GCM Committee, 1978-1980, and the GCM National Committee, 1978-1981, including a membership diary, 1981-1983; minutes of the Management Sub-Committee, 1981-1982, the Appeal Committee, 1980-1981, the Women's Sub-Committee, 1981, and the Evangelical Fellowship Committee, 1979-1980; copies of Gay Christian and other GCM magazines and leaflets, 1979-1986; correspondence and subject files, 1976-1987, including correspondence on international liaison and education; material relating to GCM local groups, 1970-1985, including lists of groups and convenors, correspondence, newsletters leaflets, and committee minutes; papers relating to the GCM Dartmouth Retreat, 1978; working papers and reports, 1977-1981 on subjects including worship, the age of consent, film censorship, Christianity, women and human rights; GCM leaflets and circulars, 1970-1983; GCM pamphlets, 1970-1980, mainly concerning Christianity and homosexuality, counselling, and law reform; a large amount of correspondence and papers relating to other organisations, 1969-1988, particularly gay and religious groups in the UK and the rest of the world; general papers, 1970-1982, including press cuttings, press releases, posters, orders of service, and administrative papers; photographs, 1979-1980, mainly of GCM events. Later papers of the Gay Christian Movement (GCM) and its successor, the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement (LGCM), 1985-1998, including papers of LGCM committees, newsletters, papers relating to consistory court cases, records of local groups, and material collected from other organisations, including some archives of the Roman Catholic caucus; correspondence with individuals, schools, colleges and students, and other organisations; copies of Gay Christian , 1976 - 1982 (incomplete); internal records including material relating to local groups, press releases, and committee papers; photographs and tapes; material from other organisations.


Arranged in the following sections: annual reports, minutes, newsletters, correspondence, local groups, conferences, campaigns, reports, leaflets, pamphlets, other organisations, general papers and photographs. The correspondence is arranged alphabetically.



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