The Gay Christian Network

Rating: 4.82 stars   344 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Religion

Location: P.O. Box 17504 Raleigh NC 27619 USA

Mission: The Gay Christian Network (GCN) is the preeminent interdenominational organization supporting LGBT Christians and those who love them. GCN provides resources and support to help individuals reconcile their faith and sexuality, builds interconnected networks of supportive Christian communities, and works with families, friends, and churches to create respectful dialogue on sexual orientation issues. GCN is best known for its moderated online "safe space" community, where over 13,000 people offer one another support, prayer, fellowship, and understanding in an affirming faith-based environment. This crucial support outlet is available to anyone in the world with an internet connection and regularly saves the lives of teens and adults alike. GCN's weekly podcast, YouTube video series, and Bible study materials educate and inspire gay and straight Christians around the world, while the organization's annual conference, welcoming church network, and local groups provide important face-to-face opportunities for worship, support, and community. GCN's groundbreaking new documentary, Through My Eyes, chronicles the interactions of conservative churches and gay Christian youth and is already changing hearts and minds in the church in a profound way to promote the full support of LGBT people.
Geographic areas served: worldwide
2011 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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919-786-0000
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

This is a great place for christians who are gay to find fellowship and acceptance. The people are true followers of God and are always looking to help those who are struggling to finding there identities, or help those who have loved ones in their lives that are find acceptance with them. They truly seek to bridge the gap between faith and sexuality that has broken or severely damaged families and persons of same-sex attraction.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

GCN has been a real blessing to me. To meet so many people from so many different backgrounds who all share this one thing in common- being gay and still strongly desiring to be close to God, has and is having a profound impact on me. I see more hope for my future now then I ever have in my past. I've went from feeling all was ending in my life, that I was unworthy of life, and that I had something seriously worng with me as a human being, to feeling now I have an important place in this world just like everyone else, that my life can mean something special to others, that I do belong here, and that I can make something good of my life. I never thought this was possible before. But I'm learning now it is. GCN has afforded me the opportunity to learn from so many other people, to hear their stories and experiences and be able to relate to every single one of them on a deep level. I know the things I take from GCN are things no one can take away from me. I know the longer I stay involved with this organization the more my life will change for the better. I can really see positive things happening. And I see it happing all the time for so many others who are connected with this organization.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Making new friends, broadening my view of what it means to be gay, opening up the doors of possibilites for a more positive future.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Like to find a way to create a more localized group for the people living in my specific area so we could meet on a regualr basis and build friendships.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GCN is a wonderful organization. I have struggled with reconciling my faith and sexual oreintation for my whole life, and it has been hazardous to my health more often than once.

Until I found GCN, I didn't have the possibility of ever finding that resolution and revolution in my thinking. The change in my life as a result of GCN has been drastic and overwhelmingly positive.

I can honestly say that I probably would be dead at my own hands without the Gay Christian Network's ministry.

Thank you, GCN!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Not being completely isolated in either my Spiritual identity or my Sexual Orientation

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Get them more money.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Gay Christian Network is a wonderful non-profit organization that provides resources to the lgbt christian community and its allies. They have an online community as well as an annual conference, weekly podcast and a number of other resources. GCN helps those who are struggling with their sexuality and spirituality as well as give encouragement and community for those who are confident with who God made them.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The encouragement and affirmation they have given to me as a gay christian.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

make sure that their podcast, gcn radio, had new episodes every Friday. That's all! :)

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Rating: 5 stars  

When I struggled most with my faith and my orientation as a gay man, I was uplifted and healed by the the overwhelming support I received from both the moderators and the general members of GCN. I am a whole person now. GCN gave me a way to express myself within a safe and secure online environment. More recently, I met a wonderful person who, I am happy to announce, is a beautifl part of my life. Only through the wonderful means of connection through GCN could he and I have met.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my personal life, as I've shared the beutiful work that this organization does to advocate for the mental, emotional, physical, and spiritual wholeness of all people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

offer more workshops and/or fellowship opportunities all around the USA.

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Rating: 4 stars  

GCN provided me with hope, peace and knowledge in a time when my hope was all but destroyed. I found caring people and great resources. I appreciate and support what they are doing and want their ministry to continue so that it can serve others in the same way and more.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my personal life. There have been people and resources that have guided me in finding a foundation of understanding and hope.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish that there was some way they could be better known, more widely supported.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GCN is amazing. They provide much-needed support and resources for the Christian community on the topics of what it means to be gay and Christian.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My personal life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Provide funding if I had more resources.

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Rating: 5 stars  

GCN is a breath of fresh air. I have thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of this site and find it especially pertinent to the issues of gay Christians. I especially appreciate their offering a network of people who are sensitive and responsive to the posts.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My Christian walk.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Not make any changes as they are routinely improving the site.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This website has been invaluable to me in my coming out process. It has supplied severl resources my wife and I have used to help us transition our lives in the truth that I am gay.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Personal healing thru the material on the site.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

NA

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Rating: 5 stars  

This site is amazingly helpful to people struggling to resolve their faith and sexuality. It provides a very great overview and the boards are great for getting peoples personal testimonies and making lifelong connections with people who have gone through what you're currently going through.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My spiritual life.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't. I love GCN the way it is.

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