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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Christianity, Religion, Religion-Related, Youth Development - Religious Leadership

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

Community Stories

115 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Previous Stories

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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!

Brian T.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Gail B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Just nice to have a gay Christian organization out there

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Les D.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Will F.

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

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.

Review from Guidestar