Association David & Jonathan Collection

Span Dates: 1967-2006
Bulk Dates:
Volume: 17 ml


The collection of the Association David and Jonathan covers its history from its formation including its internal records and aspects of its activism in relation to doctrinal and theological matters with the Catholic Church. It also includes records from Gerald de las Mauviniere, Jean-Marie Bioche, Veronique Soulie. The primary group documented is Paris-Ile-de-France (PIF) with some records from local or regional groups.

Hist/Bio Note

After a meeting of Arcadie in Paris in 1971, individuals formed an informal group for homosexual Christians. It was called David et Jonathan after the name of its bulletin, but did not become an official association until 1983. The organization meanwhile had spread to major cities across France. The Paris group also associated with a LGBTQ Jewish group Beit Haverim as early as1982 and in 2001 joined with the Muslim LGBTQ group in France to begin LGBTQ organizations in Israel and Palestine. Chronology: December 15th, 1971, Max Lionnet and Gerald de la Mauviniere put out a call for a gay pastorale January 1972 : First meeting after the announcement in Arcadie October 1973 : First issue of Bulletin David & Jonathan 1975: First Day of Reflection of the group {Bethanie}, a group belonging to and emanating from "Christianity and Homophilia" 1976: First day of reflection of the group "Christianity and Homophilia" (to assemble/gather the Movement (contrary to Bethanie's date of 1975) 1977: First issue of the bulletin 1977: "Christianity and Homophilia" becomes "David and Jonathan" during the general assembly Nov 28, 1983: Declaration by the police headquarters that "David and Jonathan" is an association by the law of 1901 1981: Colloquium on the theme of difference organized by "David and Jonathan," part of the Colloquium "On Homosexual Narcissism" 1985:First general assembly of the David and Jonathan Association (since?) the association (law?) of 1901. 1988: Colloquium organized by the David and Jonathan Association: "AIDS: Social (Revealer), an Ethical Interpretation" 1991: Hope in an Age of AID 1993: Hope in 2000: First Stage "(At) the Risk of Love..." 1996: Hope in 2000: Second Stage--"The Construction of Hope"

Finding Aid

The finding aid is in French.


This collection is held in the French National Archives.


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