Who Are We?
Who is presenting the “Gay Christian? Yes!” Campaign to the West Michigan community? Gays In Faith Together (GIFT) is leading the Campaign, and a number of pastors, lay church members, churches, and other organizations are working with GIFT.
GIFT is an independent, nonprofit, faith-based organization with members from a wide variety of Christian churches and denominations. See GIFT’s website at www.GaysInFaithTogether.org for more information.
See the churches and pastors (Churches section) who have agreed to be listed on this website. We are grateful to the many pastors who helped us plan the Campaign—and for their willingness to provide both a voice of public support for the Campaign and pastoral care for those responding to the Campaign.
We are grateful to the host of additional volunteers who have spent countless hours planning and promoting various aspects of the Campaign, including this website.
We are also grateful for those who have made generous financial donations to make this Campaign possible. We would like to thank the many individuals who have donated to the Campaign as well as the following churches and foundations:
- First United Methodist Church—for providing office and meeting space for GIFT, which serves as the headquarters of the Campaign.
- Westminster Presbyterian Church—for donating money for the Campaign billboard on US 131.
- The Arcus Foundation—for providing a grant for planning and implementation of the “Gay Christian? Yes!” Campaign.
- The Grand Rapids Community Foundation—for providing a grant for Campaign planning.
If you, your church, your organization, or your foundation would like to provide additional funding to grow the Campaign, please contact us at info@GayChristianYes.org.
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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