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Gay Christian Network gathering models what the church could be

 Jan 13, 2015 rns

For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them.” Matthew 18:20

I look forward to the Gay Christian Network (GCN) conference, the largest gathering of LGBT Christians in the world, all year long. Last year was my first time experiencing the incredible space that is created for LGBT Christians of differing denominations and theologies on same-sex sex. This space allowed for Side A and Side B Christians of all backgrounds to meet together and, despite our differences, worship. It was the first time I felt truly at home in the house of God. This year, I was blessed again to join my family in Christ — together at the table. And this year, we feasted.

2014 was an incredible year of many historical moments in the LGBT Christian conversation. Many progressive steps were taken to be more inclusive of LGBT people. Voices like mine have been given platforms to share our own stories – which is something I never thought possible. I never once imagined being able to write and speak on my story and the stories of thousands of other LGBT Christians. It’s been some of the most enriching, yet admittedly, exhausting work I’ve ever have had the honor of doing. But if I’m honest, it has also been isolating in many ways.

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