My Nonprofit Reviews

keleayon - charity reviews, charity ratings, best charities, best nonprofits, search nonprofits

keleayon

115 profile views
1 reviews

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

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

I found GCN after having grown up in Texas with parents who expected me to live into their version of who I should be. When I came to college in the northeast, I found friends who embraced of me, but my wonderful, non-religious friends and my reserved fellow church-goers were separate. GCN was that reassuring voice saying that no matter how alone I might feel, there were others like me, and that is exactly what we are all seeking, that sense of belonging.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

GCN works to build local community. This work is slow and requires dedicated volunteers. It is the only thing that I want improved other than the clear need for more support staff in the main office. Both of these issues require further funding. Please support GCN!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & North Eastern Region Group Leader.