Welcome to the website of the “Gay Christian? Yes!” Campaign
Hello! My name is Laura Busman. From a young age, I always felt that I was different, but I couldn’t put a finger on what it was that I was feeling. It was my final year of college that I began to discover a part of my sexuality; I was a lesbian. Like many people in the LGBT community, being gay wasn’t an easy thing to come to terms with. Throughout my last year of college I wrestled with my sexuality, my faith, and reconciling the fact that a lot of friends were walking out of my life. It has taken me three years to come to the place of peace and understanding that I am at today, but my journey and story didn’t stop when I came out, and neither will yours.
In continuing the Gay Christian? Yes! Campaign, we want to create a space for people who are both gay and straight to tell their stories. However many times you have told your story, each time is just as important as the first. Join me in telling your story by writing an essay to add to our Essays page (click here for further explanation). My own personal essay can be found here.
Here’s to changing hearts one story at a time!
Whimsical Signs and Web Videos Unite!
For over a year now voices have declared (using social media and YouTube) that “it gets better.” Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender persons, and hosts of allies around the world have shared their stories of love and hope. With a friendly nod toward this opening of the commons we are proud to present the Identify. Tell me why. GCY! video campaign. This campaign creates space for one and all to affirm the message ,“Gay Christian? Yes!” …an online venue to share video stories and affirmations.
Watch the launch video and then make your own!
All it takes is a webcam and five minutes of your time.
Support a Bus Sign!
We proclaim the good news that God’s love in Christ extends to all, regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
We challenge the Christian community to join the journey to fully embrace gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Christians.
Would you, your church, or other organization like to support one or more Campaign bus signs like this one? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org today!
We invite you to explore our website by clicking on the tabs above. You will find a constellation of stories, videos, churches, conversations, and resources of hope, faith, love and joy. Then join the Campaign!
Faith & Sexuality Series: Engaging our Sacred Texts
Join us for a Faith & Sexuality Series during our GRITS adult meetings on Wednesday evenings during the month of February. This series will be lead by Gregory Eran Gronbacher, a gay Jewish man with a passion for theological study and discourse.
We will be encouraged to engage the Scriptures in new ways and glean from the perspectives of one another. This series is sponsored by the Gay Christian? Yes! campaign and GIFT. It is free and open to the public!
Dates: 2/5, 2/12, 2/19, and 2/26
Location: 207 E. Fulton, Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(Turn North onto Barclay, turn into the top parking lot and head down to the bottom parking lot. The door is closest to the sidewalk on Fulton.)
Identify. Tell me why. GCY!
Need to create your video? All it takes is a webcam and five minutes of your time.
Using YouTube (or another preferred video hosting site), you record a web or phone cam video of yourself. Just tell us who you are. LGBT+? Ally?
Tell me why.
Explain why the “Gay Christian? Yes!” message resonates with you. What is your story? How do you find yourself reconciling your spiritual walk, your involvement in a church community, and the various other aspects of your humanity? Allies too! What message of hope can you offer your Christian LGBT friends and neighbors?
Affirm that you are among those who unconditionally recognize the sacred worth of each person and fully welcome all into the life and community of the church by saying “Gay Christian? Yes!” and/or by making a whimsical sign with the GCY name and website to hold up at the end of your video
Submit a link to your video at Facebook.com/GayChristianYes
or via email:
More helpful hints can be found by clicking on "Videos" above, and then on "How to Upload and Share your video"
Make your video today, and join the many voices proclaiming:
"Gay Christian? YES!"
Donate to the Campaign
The “Gay Christian? Yes!” Campaign needs your financial support. Gays In Faith Together (GIFT) runs the Campaign. GIFT is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. US donations are eligible for tax deduction. Send your check to
207 East Fulton
Grand Rapid, MI 49503
Or donate by credit card by clicking on this button:
Note that your donation is for the GCY Campaign.
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