Founded in 2001, GCN is an international network of Christians working for fully inclusive Christian community and a world where all people are treated as the beloved children of God. It is our mission to transform attitudes toward LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) people and bring about a day when the church is the biggest ally and defender of LGBT people rather than a chief opponent.
What began as an organization to provide support to LGBT Christians has grown into a worldwide movement for compassion with many straight members as well. Through conferences, speaking events, videos, message boards, and more, we work to end prejudice and discrimination both inside and outside of the church, combat negative stereotypes about LGBT people, and support those who have been hurt by anti-LGBT attitudes.
Because GCN works across so many different denominations and communities, we recognize that Christians are divided on myriad theological questions, including some pertaining to LGBT people. We believe in approaching these disagreements with grace, compassion, and education, rather than demonizing those who disagree with us. This doesn’t mean, of course, that we accept all views as “equally valid”; some views are wrong or harmful and must be challenged. Even in such cases, however, our goal is to unite, not to divide, while ensuring every Christian is allowed to live out his or her own conscience on matters of dispute (Romans 14).
Whatever your own background, we invite you to join us online and offline to help the church better live out the love of Christ for all people.