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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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN is a fabulous resource for LGBT (and questioning) people who are also Christian. Joining GCN has given me access to many people who have a great idea of what it means to be gay and Christian. I have received wonderful advice from GCN users and I have also been able to give advice of my own. GCN also has allowed me to meet new friends. Best of all, GCN has allowed me to make prayer requests and offer prayer for people in need.

Review from Guidestar

Matthew B.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

When i first came out as a Gay Christian, my life was falling apart. My parents looked down at me, my friends thought I was insane, even my church kicked me out. But the GCN helped me along, the people are the best, the workers and volunteers are so helpful and the owner.. well words can't describe how much he's helped put my mind and spirit at ease.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN provides a truly unique and desperately needed service to the LGBT community and it's allies. There are few organizations that provide the level of support and community that I have experienced with GCN. They are saving and changing lives daily with the way they are serving this community!

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Tim A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Before finding GCN I was having a hard time reconciling my faith with my sexuality. I'd embrace one part of who I was, and ignore the other to try and fit into what every community I was in at the moment. It was crazy. The friendships I have made at GCN have let me embrace myself as a whole human being... one who is Christian and gay.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a Christian gay man that has struggled with how this could be for 27 years. I came across The Gay Christian Network after coming to the end of my rope so to speak. I found there a community of people just like me! I found many interesting articles that helped me tremendously on my journey to accepting myself and realizing that I am accepted by God.

Review from Guidestar

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization offers hope, encouragement, and affirmation to those children of God disenfranchised by the Church. They make the concept of "What would Jesus do?" more than just an idea - they MAKE IT A REALITY by inclusiveness and acceptance of ALL Christians.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Good organization. This is a bunch of BS going through all of these hoops and hurdles.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since I became a member of Gay Christian Network (GCN), their mission-mindedness has rejuvenated my faith and services to humanity. The Organization has reached out to so many people in and outside the country who are being marginalized, discriminated and bullied because of whom they are. They're working hard to give hope to the hopeless, help to the helpless, home to the homeless and love to the hated just because of their sex orientatation. This is mission in practice. I owe them every thing good for their growth and expansion.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN has really given me a circle of friends that truly understand and support me in the things I'm going through. They reach out and help others with no kind of expectations for anything in return.

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Nellie C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

When I learned that my son had discovered he is gay, I was concerned for his belief in God. GCN helped me to see that gays can definitely be Christian!

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