Would you or your Rainbow Catholic group be interested in
Being part of our community?
Join our Global Network of Rainbow Catholics
The GNRC mission is to expand dialogue with the Catholic Church and to enhance the dignity of the LGBTIQ Catholic community, and their families, who are a faithful and diverse community. GNRC encourages all inclusive LGBTIQ Catholic groups, individuals, and allies around the world to become an official part of the exciting work of the GNRC, where our Member Groups share ideas and collaborate together towards a common goal.
How to Become a Member
For Rainbow Catholic Groups
If your affirming LGBTIQ Catholic group is interested in becoming a Member, please complete and submit the request form below. We will be in touch within a few days to guide you in the next steps of your membership application. The GNRC Membership is primarily for groups that wish to join our Network and collaborate with other groups that share the same vision.
Please note that the GNRC membership requires a payment of annual fees. You will be informed of the right amount by the Membership and Nominations Committee.
Group applications must be supported by two current GNRC Member Groups who will be required to recommend your group’s application. You can check the current list of member groups by region: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America, and North America.
If you are an Individual and would like to endorse our mission, ethos, and values, you may do one of four things:
(a) Are you looking for a local GNRC community? If you are looking to get in contact with your nearest affirming LGBTIQ Catholic group or association for information sharing, or personal communion or pastoral care, we will connect you with one of the groups from your region. Please note that GNRC does not provide direct pastoral care support. However, our local Member Groups are best placed to do that, and we will put you in touch with them for you. In that case, have a look at the list of GNRC Members by Region – Africa, Asia Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America – and click on the logo to be able to contact them directly.
(b) Do you wish help to set up a local group in your country? You may wish to contact the Board member that represents your Region (Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, and Latin America) to see how GNRC can help you set up a local group in your country if there is no GNRC Member Group already there. In that case click this link to the current Board and send an email directly to the Board member of your Region or check below in the Board composition list.
(c) Do you wish to remain in touch? If you would just like to be informed about our activities and work, we invite you to send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org and request to be put on our Newsletter list.
(d) Do you wish to become an Associate Member? You might also wish to become an Associate Member to support GNRC financially and/or actively in the work of one of our committees, while still joining a GNRC Member Group or not. In that case, send an email to email@example.com.
If you have any questions or require more information about membership, please do not hesitate to contact the GNRC Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the Membership and Nominations Committee Functions (MNC)
The MNC advises the GNRC Board on new membership applications and processes nominations for any GNRC Board elections. The MNC is made up of regional representatives from Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.