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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

Client Served

Rating: 5

This website has so many aspects of service. Dealing with gay issues, with Christian issues and addiction issues. The website meets needs on so many levels - social, spiritual and physical.

They are also careful who they let in and who has access, so in the additiction chat sites, they are members who are there for a reasion.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

Was referred to GCN a couple of years ago. It has been a real inspiration for me - both as a unseful and balanced resource on Biblical theology, but as also a way of maying connections in the gay Christian community - many of whom are now my friends. It has been a real spiritual blessing.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Gay Christian Network (or GCN as we like to call it) has been an amazing resource that has changed my life in a very positive way. I have met so many wonderful friends that share both my faith and my journey to reconcile my faith and my sexuality.

I am very fortunate to be in an area with a very large and active GCN community. We get together and have potlucks, Bible studies, game nights, Christmas parties, birthday parties, or just about anything else that we can make an excuse to get together for. It's a great community both online and offline and has made such a positive difference in my life. This year I was able to attend the annual GCN Conference. The speakers were amazing and once again I was blessed by this ministry.

I'm very glad that its the first result on Google when you search for "gay christian." It has helped thousands of LGBT people in need and I know they will continue to do so.

Thanks GCN!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN has helped me live my life an immeasurable amount!!

Confidence to be who I was fearfully and wonderfully created to be, without fear or condemnation!
Courage to share my story and help those who have been oppressed by ancient doctrinal values and standards in the church falsely under the name of an all loving God!
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Review from Guidestar

Michael O.

Client Served

Rating: 5

For far too long, I'd felt that my only options were either to be Christian by minimizing my humanity or to be gay my minimizing my faith... or to be delusional. GCN has kept me sane, given me quite a bit of personal support, and shown me that there are thousands of other out there like me.
This sounds like a cliche, but there honestly aren't ANY other organizations that structure their beliefs the same way at GCN, and I'm thankful for all they've done.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Gay Christian Network is an amazing organization! They helped me immensely while I was trying to to reconcile my faith and my sexuality and I know that they have done the same for so many others. Additionally, they do great work within the larger Christian community to try and help make it a more welcoming place for all LGBT people.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

I came to GCN when I was at a very low point in my life. I was the victim of a crime and GCN was my first point of non-discriminatory Christian support. Many persons expressed their support for me during that time. I am extremely happy to have found GCN.

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 4

I've found GCN to be a most interesting and informative site. It's been particularly helpful in broadening my persepctives on how we live and move and have our being. I've been moved by many of the life stories, and stimulated by many of the points of view expressed. And I've been informed by reading the debates and other expressions of a atheological nature. This is a great resource!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

There is not enough available memory on this site for me to even begin to express what GCN means to me. It has been by far the single most helpful site for me while I was coming out. It continues to help me keep things in proper focus and reclaim my self esteem as a valid individual. I am grateful for their site and organization in general. I guarantee they help save lives on a regular basis. Coming to terms with one's sexuality is difficult and there are a lot of encouraging people at GCN!

Review from Guidestar

Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN is a wonderful and most needed tool to access people who are both Christian and gay. GCN has provided support and connection and I do believe that through GCN both lives and souls were saved.

Review from Guidestar