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There can be discrimination by conventional and “straight” communities, and sometimes persecution from their fellow Christians as well because of their lifestyle conflicts with the Christian belief that homosexuality is a sin.There are actually gay communities who have a desire to follow and worship, but because of their conflicting identities as a gay and a Christian, it can be a hard time finding Christian communities and churches that would be welcoming.The support group aims for visitors and members to explore and reconcile their identities, eventually accepting that being gay and Christian is alright.GCN Small Groups: Within the online group of Gay Christian Network are numerous small groups that any gay Christians can enter.Fortunately, more and more support groups are emerging and are going out of their way to accept gay Christians for who they are.Find an Affirming Church Churches that welcome gay Christians into their congregation are termed as gay-affirming, or simply affirming, churches.The churches listed in the directory have specifically and willingly requested to be put on the list, so more or less, a visitor can be sure that the churches are indeed affirming ones.How Do I Find a Good Gay Affirming Church: the article discusses a few questions a gay Christian should ask himself in order to find out if an affirming church is for him.
Likewise, any gay Christian – and any Christian, for that matter – will find it fulfilling that they can empathize with fellow believers who are going through the same experiences.
There are specialized small groups that include women’s fellowship, transgender fellowship, and HIV/AIDS support, among many others.
Los Angeles Gay Christians: For gay Christians who live in the LA area, the Los Angeles Gay Christians organizes different groups that can meet regularly to have fellowship and bonding.
Many affirming churches are spread not only in the US, but also in Asia and Europe.
Below is a list of links that can help gay Christians find the right affirming church for them: Affirming Christian Church Directory: this web page contains a list of affirming churches across the world, from the US, Europe, Asia, and even Africa.