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

Rating: 5 stars  

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.

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

After losing my Partner in 2001. I had pretty much lost all faith and hope in anything. This world was just some dark place I was imprisoned in. I was raised with Faith but literally believe the Christian hype that God simply hated me for my attractions. The vast Christian community reinforced this self loathing all the time. GCN gave me a place to heal past wounds and find a way to get back on track with my Faith. They further gave me a outlet to help those who where in similar situations to mine.

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

I would make it a Global entity with GCN affiliate offices throughout the world. This organization could truly change our world and draw so many people to understanding and acceptance.

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?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It taught me how to more completely share my true feelings and desires to those I witness to.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

Role:  Volunteer & I do outreach to online communities such as YouTube, etc. To give my testimony to how GCN has changed my life and saved so many other lives. With all the Cyber Bullying now going on it is important to reach those who are getting attacked for being LGBTQ o.