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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

108 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN has provided me a place to learn, explore and love not only the GLBT community but God as well.

14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Though I haven't been a member of GCN for long, the organization offers me a lot. Obviously, the largest area of help is in my faith and Christian walk. Where society kind of looks at at a gay Christian as oxymoronic, GCN affirms and embraces LGBT people of faith. Different denominations and beliefs come together in a "safe" place. In little time, I have begun to feel like a member of a family, not just a internet community.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

The Gay Christian Network was there for me when I was first realizing/accepting my sexual orientation & needing to talk about it and not knowing where to go to do so. I didn't feel safe discussing the matter with anyone I knew at the time, and being a sold-out Christian, I wanted and needed to know if/that other believers were going through the same things, and how they were dealing with it. The comfort I received from the members I interacted with gave me the courage to accept myself as I am.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization helped me come out to my family and friends. They provide an engaged online community, informative texts and videos, and a relavent face-to-face social network.

10

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN Has been a cornerstone of my journey.. with out the discussion boards, information and friendship I have found on GCN, I would be floundering and lost! Great organization with Tons of great people!

14

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN helped me through the darkest moments of my life, and provided a much-needed support base. GCN has been a blessing to my life and I pray that it continues to be around for many years to come!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN is an amazing organization that provides a place for thousands of GLBT Christians who often times feel like they have no where else to go. They are encouraging and provide great resources for the encouragement of their members.