My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for The Gay Christian Network, Raleigh, NC, USA
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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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!
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