The Global Network of Rainbow Catholics (GNRC) brings together organizations and individuals who work for pastoral care and justice for lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning, and intersex (LGBTQI) people and their families. The Network works for inclusion, dignity and equality of this community in the Roman Catholic Church and society. The GNRC was founded in October 2015 at the Rome conference, “Ways of Love”, with 80 participants from 30 countries. To date, the GNRC represents 25 groups of LGBTQI Catholics, their families and friends from all continents.

GNRC Mission, Values & Objectives

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This is the Final Draft from the Steering Committee for the foundational concept paper of the GNRC. We used all the input provided during the Rome Gathering on October 2015 and it is intended to represent all the ideas, discernments and spiritual gifts supplied by the participants.

GNRC Allied Groups


This is a consolidated list by continent and country of all LGBTI Catholic Organizations, Groups or Communities allied to the GNRC, including the links to their websites or fanpages.

Steering Committee

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The GNRC Steering Committee is composed of 10 representatives from all continents. The Committee was elected from the 25 groups of LGBTI Catholics, their families and friends that were held during the GNRC First Assembly on October 2015. Later on July 2016, the Steering Committee voted trough an internal Chair Election its basic structure for management of the GNRC during the period of 2015 – 2017.

About Terence

Cradle Catholic, originally South African, now UK resident and British citizen. Activist for LGBT inclusion since 2004, originally with Soho Masses (London), later with Quest LGBT Catholics, Centre for the Study of Christianity and Sexuality, and European Forum of LGBT Christian Groups. Launched "Queering the Church" blog/website 2009, other satellite sites since. Also a father of two now adult daughters, and four grandchildren, so passionate about the value of family, and legitimacy of queer/rainbow families.
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