Resources

 

Gay Christian Network Resources

The GCN Conference

Our annual conference is an important place of community-building and education that happens through speakers, workshops and worshiping together. We encourage you to attend our 2018 conference, and in the meantime, enjoy these keynote presentations from Danny Cortez, Paula Stone Williams, and Gene Robinson.

 

Pride Devotional

In 2017, in observance of Pride Month, GCN partnered with Pastor Ben Barczi of Portland, Oregon, to produce a series of weekly devotional readings. This devotional used scripture, reflections, and various spiritual practices to affirm our faith and our LGBTQ identities—recognizing “pride,” in this context to be not the opposite of humility, but the opposite of shame. We are pleased to now make them available in PDF format to everyone in our community.

Homosexuality and Your Church

This 30-page booklet is designed for churches needing help dealing with LGBT issues. This booklet is filled with practical steps to help churches address the controversy of the acceptance of LGBT individuals with grace and love, and without having to compromise deeply-held core values.

Watch the accompanying video > here

 
 

Non-GCN Resources

Gay Church

Are you looking for a welcoming and affirming church community in your local area? Check out gaychurch.org to find a worshiping community, and also to find sermons and resources to help you think through the “clobber texts.”

Believe Out Loud

Believe Out Loud is an online network that empowers Christians to work for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. They elevate the people and places where Christianity and LGBT justice intersect. This online network provides writings from a multitude of experiences and social locations.

Modern Kinship

Modern Kinship’s guide for LGBTQ Christians and Allies is a guide of Dave and Constantino Khalaf’s favorite resources, organized by topic, which is continually updated and modified. It includes books, blogs, support groups and advocacy organizations. Because it is updated regularly, bookmark this page and share it with others who need a good starting point in the conversation of LGBTQ issues and Christianity.

Queer Grace

Queer Grace is a curated encyclopedia of information and ideas around the life of LGBTQ people in the Christian faith.  We hope to offer a safe space full of resources for all those navigating their journey in the church.

Strong Family Alliance

Strong Family Alliance is an organization with a simple mission – to save lives and preserve families by supporting parents of children coming out. It gives parents accurate information, insights on this challenging time for them and their child, ways to keep their child safe and healthy, and encouragement to lead with love and solve problems later.

 
 

Crisis Resources

If you are hurting or need to talk to someone, we want you to be able to get the help you need. GCN recommends the following organizations and resources, in addition to the safe and friendly space on our Online Community.

USA

iAmClinic
A professional counseling practice specifically devoted to the Christian LGBTQ community and our religious parents. iAmClinic specializes in gender identity, healthy relationships, healthy sexuality, and spirituality.

The Trevor Project
Crisis and suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) youth.
Phone: 866-4-U-TREVOR (866-488-7386)

Trans Lifeline
Hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people
> Phone: (877) 565-8860

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Free, 24-hour hotline available to anyone in suicidal crisis or emotional distress.
> Phone: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

Finding a Therapist
Psychology Today
FindATherapist.com

UK

Samaritans
Confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland (Not LGBT-specific)
Phone: 08457 90 90 90 (in the UK and Northern Ireland)
Phone: 1850 60 90 90 (in the Republic of Ireland)

Canada

Trans Lifeline
Hotline staffed by transgender people for transgender people
Phone: (877) 330-6366

Kids Help Phone
Not LGBT-specific; for children & youth
Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Finding a Therapist
Psychology Today

Worldwide

Befrienders Worldwide
Emotional support to prevent suicide worldwide