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The Gay Christian Network

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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

343 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 4

GCN saves lives! It it one of the most important on line gay support groups out there. So many gay Christians face discrimination in their churches and challenges to their faith from false doctrine taught in many churches. Sadly so many gay Christians have no place to turn for support and correct theology that teaches that GOD DOES love them!
GCN saved my life...restored my faith and gave me a network of support that is now my family..GOD BLESS GCN!!!!!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The GCN touches lives of Christian Gay men and women who need to know that God loves them and accepts them actually as they are. It has been my joy to share with others how this journey is shared by many, and you do not have to be excluded for who you are.
At a recent conference, a young man from Chicago told me how I had saved his life through my youtube messages on the dangers of ex-gay ministry. He would have gone there because he didn't want to go to hell for being gay. My message gave him hope that God had created him as a gay man and he could embrace that, along with his faith.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a parent of a gay child and I am very pleased that the Gay Christian Network has been established. I know it has been a source of comfort tom many gay Christians that I have advised.

Too many gays feel that they have been bodily thrown out of the church and experience such deep pain in their hearts.

The Gay Christian Network provides the hope that someday, more Christians will be able to open their minds and their hearts and accept all of God's creations.

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Patrick G.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Beautiful Site that has allowed me to reconcile my faith in God while coming to grips with my sexuality. It is a wonderful place for clear info and I am happy to be a part of it.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I've been a member of the community for over four years now. I did nto know what to expect. I've never posted much on any online community before and was expecting this one to be a disappointment. I couldnt' have been more wrong. I came to The Gay Christian Network a broken and hurting person. The people there immediately responded to me, befriended me, showed love and support, prayed when I asked, and gave me more encouragement than I had received elsewhere.

As a direct result, I have completely changed the way I think of myself. I'm a stronger more confident person.

More recently I've become more involved in leading one of the forums, one that allows me to volunteer and give back -supporting others where possible.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN showed me that it was possible to be Christian and a Lesbian. It was a true blessing to come across this website. It gave me hope, and it energized my faith.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN provided the resources I needed to wrestle with Scripture in relation to homosexuality. Because of this online resources, I was able to finally draw the conclusion that being gay and Christian was okay. If I had not found GCN, I could very well still be closeted and hating myself.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN as an organization has helped me to see a different side of gay christians. Before I had attended a conference, or met any, my ideas of what a gay christian would be were completely off base. I'm very glad that this organization exists, as without them I'd be in a very different place right now!

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James M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN saves lives and souls who are underserved and rejected by main religions. Truly helpful and caring.

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Edward M.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since realizing that I'm gay and come from a Christian background, I had a lot of questions and not many answers. A friend told me about GCN so I went online. I found out immediately that I'm not alone. I enjoy Justin's videos and the topics and discussion forums. Because of GCN, gay Christians don't have to feel alone. We're here for each other. Thank you GCN.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN Saved my sanity and my life when I first Googled "Gay Christian" 3 years ago. Thank God for GCN!

In fear and shame I had repressed and denied my sexual orientatation , believing that I could not be both gay and Christian. After Thirty (30) years of denial, I came to terms with who I am when I Googled "GayChristian" and learned that I am not alone.

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Daniel C.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN was there when I needed them! I had questions that they were able to answer and literally saved my life. Having been an interim pastor and worship leader, coming out cost me my job and friends. But now Ive been able to get through that and point other people to the right answers when they need them as well. The videos are particularly helpful. They are short, sweet, and easy to watch to somebody that needs quick answers.
Thank you so much!

CJ Schlotthauer
Farmington NM / Phoenix AZ

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

So many gay Christians have a unique experience and feel isolated and alone. GCN helps folks connect, share experiences, and tell their life stories in ways that are redemptive and healthy.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I fully support the mission of Gay Christian Network. I am a straight female who supports gay Christians!

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Ben D.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This site has not only helped me work through some issues and self-hate, but opened me to a world outside my closed community. I feel connected with these people, and I've been opened up to my religion to make it that much stronger. This site needs some better forum tools, but its definitely on its way.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Gay Christian Network has helped me realize how many other Gay Christians there are and provided a means through which I can connect with them. GCN is a wonderful resource providing hope, support, comradery, and information to gay Christians who might otherwise live in isolation as far as their faith is concerned.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

These guys are fantatic. I do NOT like church, never have, but I am Christain and I believe in God. GCN gives me a connection to the religious world without me having to lie through my teeth about who I am and what I believe all Sunday morning long.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN is a great resource because the community for Christians who happen to be gay is very small and spread out, along with being 'in the closet' as well. The internet is a safe place for many people to discuss this issue which they may not be able to do in other venues. GCN's assistance in providing an educational resource is a great help to the cause of full inclusion for homosexuals in the church.

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Cape Tippett

Donor

Rating: 5

I have been a donor, a volunteer, and a member of the site, taking advantage of the resources available from Gay Christian Network.

Hearing the stories of others who are involved with the site has encouraged me to share and pray and receive the prayers and advice from others who have had similar experiences, varied insights.

I have also been able to share insights and experiences to help others.

Being a gay adult in rural America can be a difficult situation, and being able to reach out to others who know and understand what that reality is, helps!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have gained some life long friendships through GCN, because of their pain knowing and relating to my own pain ... we've been able to laugh, to cry, to share, to listen. Its been the only place that I've felt safe enough to go ask for prayer and to pray.

It has brought me to the place of finding the courage to stop being paralized by fear and I told my folks and those around me that I was gay? I had lived in fear agony for years that it dehabilitated me.

Many have been there through some of the toughest periods of my life and I can't thank anyone enough for my online family.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Great service and group! Helps build communities and empowers humans.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN was one of the first communities that I found, as a conservative Christian who had no place to look for help or hope. I had never met a gay Christian before... didn't even know if someone could *be* both. Finding GCN was an incredible gift from God. The website had people I was able to speak to and ask questions, stories and testimonies, and articles speaking to the very same questions I had been asking, but thought no one else was. The community at GCN, as well as the leadership, gave me role models for what it might look like to move forward as someone who did not have to surrender my faith in order to be who God made me. GCN has quite literally changed my life in a way that almost no other group of people have.

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Brian M.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN, Gay Christian Network has helped me align my christian beliefs with whom I am, a gay man. It has been invaluable in guiding me to be an upstanding, ethical, and moral human being. I would be in a much worse place without their guidance.

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Michael W.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I did not know where to turn being Christian and gay.

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David C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN is great online and offline community for Gay Christians. It creates great events to share in corporate worship and fellowship. This is a vital ministry to this often marginalized demographic. It has been a life line for me in times of darkness. And I thank God, for this community of believers.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am so appreciative of GCN! I had been struggling, like so many whom God has led to this organization, with my being a born again Christian and being gay. When I began to consider the implications of my sexual orientation, there was one area that I felt could never be congruent-Christianity and same-sex relationships. The struggle began with admitting to myself that I was gay; that was hard enough after being a Christian for many years. Then the implications of being gay--the loss of friendships, family considerations, etc.; it all was too much to handle. I was consistently in confusion and despairing of life.

Finding such simple things as understanding, love, acceptance, encouragement, a desire to help me overcome my struggles, even a willingness to let me become involved in projects and turn my story around to help impact others' lives---that is what GCN is to me. This world is changing at an alarming pace, and because I have found the venue of GCN, I know that I am able not only to accept myself, but most importantly to help others who also struggle, who think that the only solution to inner peace is to 'end it all', who feel that they could never be bold for Christ and be honest about a same-sex relationship, or those who just find themselves stuck on the treadmill of depression and despair. Here is hope; here is GCN.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 3

What GCN does best is allow people who are struggling with faith, or are refugees from a strict Christian Evangelical background a place to connect much like that of a bulletin board system.

I have found that many people who thrive on GCN have little or no contact with other Gay people, or live in an area in which there is little support, or have no interest in looking at alternative ways to connect with a wider aspect of GLBT Christianity. In this role as a save harbor, GCN fulfills its obligation.

For anyone who is out, and active in parish life, GCN can be a bit limiting as the general membership tends to be somewhat insular, with the membership preference to keep save within the confines of the bulletin board over and above examining life in the real world. This may be one reason why GCN prefers to continue a running debate surrounding celibate and non-celibate Christian living. By focusing a group on individual choices, there is no risk in taking chances to literally work to bring about Christ's kingdom of God.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN is a great support system for the GLBT Christian community who are facing issues of struggle with their sexual orientation and religious beliefs. There are many who have reconciled these issues and have helped others through their journey. I feel that GCN potentially saves lives, because so many GLBT individuals have become suicidal due to feeling rejected and unworthy of God. GCN is a helping hand of support to those who need it the most.

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Vance C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

It is so awesome what GCN has going on nation and worldwide. Reaching out to help reconcile the LGBT community to Christ is one of the most crucial steps the LGBT community.

GCN has a national conference yearly where many meet for worship and classes. This is so helpful to many that are still in the closet, newly out, and even those that have been out for years. It is so comforting to know that there are other going through what we as member are or have gone through.

The message boards are topic based, as well as regionally based to help others come together. There is also a place to intro yourself to the whole GCN community and even ask for prayers and guidance.

GCN is really providing a comprehensive resource for the LGBT community.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN was a great help to me as I struggle to reconcile my orientation with my religion. Many great folks participate to support those who struggle with being homosexual and Christian when many churches tell you that you can't be both. This organization was a God-send to me.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

GCN is a place where people are real, honest, and open. I am encouraged and can be an encouragement to others. The annual conferences are fantastic, getting to meet those in the online community face-to-face.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I believe this organization is helping the world be more understanding of the LGBT Community... especially in the spiritual area of life.

To me, it has served as a psychological stress-relieving place that I could share my opinions and finally be myself. It got me ready for the OUTSIDE WORLD.. and helped me understand that there is always someone out there that undestands you.

This organization is NOT ONLY helping people that have a hard time with their sexuality .. whether trying to accept it or facing judgement... It actually opens a window of understanding to EVERYONE. An example would be.. how many times have you heard 'Christians are supposed to be loving, not judging', and i myself could not agree more! I believe this community IS one of those true-loving communities, and that CONCEPT of not judging may be embraced by other communities that, unfortunately, probably do not see that the way to bring Christ to the lives of people is to actually show EXAMPLES OF HIM, not using his words to make people feel GUILTY. Present Christ with LOVE!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Gay Christian Network is a great ministry. It is place for like minded people to come together and find fellowship that in many places they simple wouldn't get the support or encouragement. GCN is a great place I have been a member for about 3 years and it has been a blessing...


Dale

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Donor

Rating: 5

GCN is a Ministry that serves l the GLBT Communities around the world very well.
Through its website, Members have access to all of the Forums which has helped so many find answers to being Gay and Christian in this society of hate.
Non-Members are able to view some of the Forums that shows them how much this Ministry is SERVING the GLBT Community, which I hope and pray brings them to want to join this fine Ministy.
Many Family Members have joined to support their GLBT Relative, and or to find answers as what it is to be Gay and Christian.
The love shown by the Membership here towards one another, shows GOD'S true love for HIS Children, and that means ALL of HIS Children.
As we see many Church's become supporting and accepting, there is still a long way to go, but through GCN'S insight, devotion, and love; I know it wont take long to have every Church show equal love and acceptance to all those seek GOD'S word

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The GNC is an organization which provides, quite literally, life giving/life saving support to LGBTQ people who are Christian and the families who love them.

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David F.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN has some of the best resources on the subject being gay and Christian that I've ever seen. I've watched, and shared with many others, their great video "Through My Eyes."
GCN is a stream in the desert.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I got involved w/ GCN about 8 years ago at the request of a friend. It was a smaller community then but grappling with big issues like what it means to be gay and Christian, how we engage the Christian community etc. Through my involvement I've met a # of people from all over the world and really appreciate the conversation and relationships that develop there. I don't think I can recommend GCN highly enough for those trying to understand what life looks like at the intersection where our faith and sexuality cross.

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Kori A.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been involved with several organizations like GCN however this group is so dedicated to their mission and have really truly been an amazing support system to thousands of people who feel neglected, abandoned and rejected. GCN offers support, encouragement and wonderful counseling that has not only affect my life personally, but many many more.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN has been a great source of encouragement for me for many years, especially in this last year in which I lost my dad to cancer. The fellowship I have experienced at GCN has been an enormous comfort, and I know that GCN has been the same for many LGBT Christians, many of whom have been rejected by their own faith communities and even by family members and friends.



GCN is unique. Not only does it promote healthy dialogue on issues of Christian faith, but you'd be hard-pressed to find any other site on the web that supports LGBT Christians on two different sides of the great debate: Should LGBT Christians live celibate lives or can they be part of same-sex relationships in the same way as the majority of Christian heterosexuals would engage in heterosexual relationships?Many faith communities are not willing to engage in open dialogue on the matter. Because GCN is, LGBT Christians have a place to turn - for understanding, respect, welcome, prayer and fellowship.



As a member of GCN, I feel like the stigma of being gay has fallen. I feel like a normal guy, just a normal guy on a journey of faith.



I feel in my heart that GCN is part of big, big things: it's part of the emerging Church; it's part of the coming of the Kingdom.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I became aware of this organization through a web search about three years ago. GCN has made an impact on my life like only church and one other organization have. Their ability to balance such a diverse background of believers while still holding true to a Christian setting is amazing.

The messageboards on the website are a fantastic means to help reach out to people searching for answers and just someone to talk to, both those new to the website and regulars.

The yearly conference is an amazing networking experience. I for one have make a tremendous number of quality friends and deepened my faith and convictions by attending two so far.

The GCN produced "Through My Eyes" DVD has helped me reconcile with my parents and is the best resource available, in my opinion, for a gay Christian trying to come out to friends and family.

I cannot say enough good things about this organization and their efforts to reach out to its membership and to the Christian community at large.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5


I have been affiliated with GCN, since about four years, and this organization serves an under represented community of believers. Individuals who believe in God, but who find themselves judged by a world of people that can be intolerant.

Oftentimes, many people who frequent GCN are people who are hurting, and as a private prayer team member we keep the confidences of everyone who submit prayers to our forum; where such knowledge about a person can prove harmful.

We aim to promote the belief of our risen Lord that love is the ultimate act of our believing, affirming community, and it is love that helps many of us through Christ to support in silence, pray with love and care.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

GCN was a breath of fresh air for me when I first found out about it. At first it was a place where I found companionship and support on my journey to reconcile my faith and sexual orientation. After a while, I was able to help others who were members of the website. Since then I have met in person many, many members of GCN, their families and supporters. I have made friends and found encouragement, prayer, hope, and above all sincere Christian love from people at GCN.

Now that I am a Board member I see how this organization is touching the lives of thousands of people around the world, changing hearts and opening minds.

I love GCN and what it is doing in the world!

Anthony P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This Charity brought me back to faith, it gave me a new sense of hope. I have felt warth, love and outreach from every corner of GCN. I am not sure that I would even be alive were it not for GCN. I could never put into the words of the magnitude that this site has on its members and the world...

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found GCN on the Internet through a Google search. It is a high quality non-profit that uses donations wisely for their mission. They are accepting of all GLBT and their families. They have created a safe place for gay Christians and their families. They share the love of God to all who pass through their site.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Gay Christian Network has been an invaluable resource for the LGBT community and myself. The GCN message board has brought so many hurt and struggling Christians together in a safe and secure environment to share the stories of our journeys and to grow together in Christ. I thank GCN for the opportunity to meet my brothers and sisters in Christ whose friendship I will carry through my life!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been at GCN since about 2004. In that time I have witnessed absolute Christian love and charity at its finest. GCN has literally saved so many lives. They have a extensive online community that is the most caring I have ever seen. They hold a annual conference, release podcast's, Have appeared on numerous television shows to raise awareness among the LGBTQ community. They have helped people with resources to their day to day lives at a financial level, helped people who needed counseling acquire it, released a documentary "Through My Eye's", keep a data base of Affirming Church listings, as well as, tons of behind the scenes work for the Christian faith walk. They shine at building bridges between the Faith based community and the LGBTQ community. They also have a YouTube site called, "Gay Christian Answers" They even helped me through a very dark time in my life. This organization is incredible by anyones standards. Especially, for what little recognition they have received for their efforts. I truly believe Justin Lee should receive the Nobel Peace Prize for his work with the Gay Christian Network.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN is a wonderful safe community for gay Christians to find each other, dialog, fellowship, and pray for one another as we struggle through our daily lives with being simultaneously gay AND Christian.

GCN has been a wonderful blessing life, providing comfort and prayer when I'm down and need it most. There are many Christians out there struggling with their faith and sexuality and they have few or no people to talk to. GCN exists to provide that fellowship and resources to those Christians in dire need.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

GCN has always been a voice of calm reason in the debate over LGBT issues and religion, providing support for both those struggling to find a balance between the their own lives, and equipping others to engage in productive interactions with Christians who might have questions or fears about what it means to be a member of the LGBT community. I have found GCN to be an invaluable resource in opening dialogue with my family and providing perspective on an issue that has literally torn our relationship apart. GCN's strong roots in the Christian faith are comfortable ground for those who have heard so many lies but are forced to confront the issue because of their own sexuality or the sexuality of a close friend or relative, allowing people to gently come to an understanding of the complexity of the issue.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found out about GCN through Jennifer Knapp, a Christian artist, who just came out publicly this past year. She mentioned the GCN Conference in Nashville last year. After talking to her about it, I decided I had to go this year. I was just in Denver for the GCN Conference and it was a highlight in my life, for sure. Because of the support I have received from my participation in the GCN message board, I was able to get my Catholic priest to agree to allow me to form a LGBT Fellowship group at my parish.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN has been in my life for 8 years now, and if it were not for them being there when I was coming to terms with being a gay Christian, I may not have had the courage to be exactly who I am. It is because of the organization's welcoming, caring atmosphere that I continue to come back to their message board every single day. I have also been to one of their conferences (and served on the conference team that year) and was very proud to be a part of something so uniquely wonderful. I honestly can't imagine my life without GCN or the people who are a part of it.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found GCN when I was trying to quit christianity, at the time I also found some resources about be gay and christian, but I needed people to talk with, and ones I could be related to, (the same struggle).
I live in a very macho place, and has been impossible for me to meet LGBT friends, and through GCN I had the opportunity to find such great people. And I had the opportunity to meet them when I traveled out of my country for study issues.
Through GCN I met those people who helped me to feel much more comfortable with who I am.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This organization has been at the forefront of dispelling negative and false information about what the Bible says about gays and lesbians and they've been doing a fantastic job of it. They have managed to build bridges within the LGBT Christian community and the mainstream Christian community. This is one organization that will have my back anytime I come into conflict with someone who does not agree with me Biblical-wise about homosexuality and I will defend this organization as one of the top notch organizations within the LGBT Christian community. They definitely do shine a bright light into this dark and lonely world for many LGBT Christians who are struggling to reconcile their faith with their sexual orientation!

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Travis R.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

GCN is an incredible resource for LGBTQ people who are struggling to reconcile their sexual orientation or gender identity with their faith. For those seeking to find fellowship and support from likeminded people who've "been there", it is invaluable. I found GCN at a place in my life when I was totally in the closet and sinking further and further into a hopeless depression. I had tried everything I knew how to "fix" myself, I felt that I was totally alone in the world, and I didn't know how to share what I was going through with anyone. I had never even considered that there were actual "gay Christians" out there, and my time with this community, which has become a family to me, was instrumental in bringing me to a place of peace that I never thought possible.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I went to the Gay Christian Network's conference in 2009 for the first time, and it was a time of healing for me that helped me to continue on the journey of accepting myself and the fact that God loves me as I am while being able to connect with some new friends.

Joe Tsai

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

Well first off the website provides tons of material for people that are having troubles with their faith and also their sexual orientation. It's very complicate for one to sort out by him/herself due to the mindset that had been set by each culture. Religion is sometime fabricated by that of human, and several religion condemns and scorn "abnormal" sexuality. But in reality, heterosexual is just the common sexuality. The website itself offers debates about the term homosexuality and also the moral factors that comes into play. It offers a different view about homosexuality as to that of the perspective that the society comes to know. It breaks the stereotype of what it means to be homosexual. It gives a clear meaning as to what is in reality homosexuality and with the hope to show the world the truth. It also offers help to those that are being pushed to the limit of breaking one's life in order to escape. Basically in a few words.. the website's intention is to teach what is the truth about homosexuality to everyone and also offer help to thoses that need support.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN's presence helped me find help when other groups didnt know how to meet my needs because I am a Christian and Gay. I was at the breaking point when I found them. The support of other men and women who understand and encourage moral values within the community helps tremendously.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

GCN has single-handedly been an absolute rock in my life since I discovered GCN in 2009. I have found the support and understanding that I have been looking for during most of my adult life. Being a gay-christian, much less a single gay-christian, having a support group of whom you can lean on and talk with has been so refreshing. It has been so amazing to discover that I am not alone on this journey and I have met some amazing people along the way -- Thanks Justin for GCN!

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Donor

Rating: 5

Gay Christian Network (GCN) is an awesome organization for the LGBT community. I believe it has touched the lives of tens of thousands of people. GCN provides support, resources, and a sense of community to gay Christians and their friends and family. There have been numerous instances when I looked toward the members of GCN for prayer and support, such as with family members passing. A few nights ago I spoke with Justin Lee, creator and CEO. He is a very dedicated and welcoming man. I am always in better spirits once I speak with him. Justin is a knowledgeable and charismatic individual. He is very passionate about reaching out to those who are feel they cannot be a follower of Christ while being gay Many of us in the Christian community have been touched by Justin's generous and loving spirit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

GCN has been a great place to interact with people and has been spiritually uplifting. It is great to have a place to go where I can post questions, frustrations, or blessings and find others who know just what I am talking about, and are right there with me. It has made a huge positive impact on my life.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

First and foremost I want to say this... some organizations say "everyone is welcome," and some mean it, some don't... The Gay Christian Network takes it to a whole new level. Everything they strive to do, they do in a spirit of unconditional love. You need to be involved with this organization regardless of your sexual orientation... it will radically change your life if you let it. I honestly can't make my experience fit in this text box, but I will tell you that if you are having ANY struggle with being LGBT, THIS IS THE PLACE YOU NEED TO BE!!!

5

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In a world that can be harsh The Gay Christian Network has been a refuge for friendship, support and resources to help educate those that love God and are themselves Homosexual. Its with great honor that I share with you my thoughts about this organization, and IF there should be any questions or concerns, please, contact me ANYTIME. Thank you, Brian Karapetian (213) 270-3853

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Donor

Rating: 5

I attended the conference this year in Nashville and it exceded my expectations. The desire to serve God was awesome. There were people being touched crying, worshiping. It was a great experience. It gave me hope to know that there are other people with the same struggles I have. There was great music and workshops to attend. I have met great people that I hope to have long relationships for the rest of my life.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I really have to say this one thing. Gay Christian Network is one of the greatest places that I have been to. It is a place that is welcoming to LGBT people and straight allies both either encouraging celibacy or affirming long-term committed relationships while still a safe place to come as a community, worship and grow in the Christian faith. It is a place where I can truly be honest about myself as a bisexual christian.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Gay Christian Network helped me during a very difficult few years as I struggled with my sexuality and my faith. If it hadn't been for them I don't know how I would have got through. When I came out, I lost most of my friends and all my family were thousands of miles away in another country. Through GCN I developed a new set of friends who encouraged me, emailed me, talked to me on the phone and basically befriended a very lonely and confused man. Many of those friends I have since met at the annual conference and this has afforded me the chance to get to know them more and to give something back into their lives. GCN has constantly sort to develop and enhance their involvement with GLBT people of faith and to be an advocate for change in our society. Justin, the guy who started it all, did a brave and courageous thing, and as a result thousands of men and women have been helped in their relationship with others, themselves and with God. It importance of The Gay Christian Network cannot be under estimated.