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Review for The Gay Christian Network, Raleigh, NC, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

... my life personally and I've seen it in so many other people's lives. Young teens and older men and women...we've all been encouraged to keep going on when often we felt like giving up. We've been loved and found new friends. We've had great teaching.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

... the annual conference plus the care given to newcomers when they join.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

... very dedicated and hard workers. They have worked for hours on projects for which they personally got very little return, except knowing they were making a huge difference in the lives of many, many people.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

... be a support to many more people, especially youth, who are sometimes in life and death situations as they seek to integrate their sexuality & their faith. More Money would allow for more staff, which would allow for a much deeper and wider work.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

Role:  General Member of the Public & Became a member and have attended all conferences, written on their forums and received encouragement.