From Wedding & Event Planning to Medical Professionals. We've got you covered! Check OUT our...LGBT Friendly Business Directory!

FREE Smoking Cessation Classes Starting Monday,September 28th!

Join The Network's Team at The Walk To Stop HIV  &  Volunteer with The Network at ART Prize 7

Check Out Our Marriage Equality Blog from 6.26.15 "Selfies of LOVE"

Support Those Who Support Us

Check our NEW Business Directory for Wedding Venues, Officiants and More!

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See All Of Our Vendors And Sponsors From Greater Grand Rapids Pride 2015

What We're About

The Network aims to be the center of a vibrant and inclusive West Michigan. We offer resources, support, social opportunities, education, and resources to people of all sexual orientations and gender identities regardless of ethnic background, race, religious affiliations, ability, social economic status, political affiliation, and/or age. The Network provides a safe place to understand ourselves, and connect with and support one another. Join us and engage West Michigan as we build a community that has room for all of us.

Nurture Our Family

The Network empowers people from throughout the LGBT spectrum, including those who are questioning, as well as our allies. Our programming meets each individual where they are and helps them in their journey towards fully being themselves.

Celebrate Diversity

Every summer, we occupy downtown Grand Rapids and show the world we are here, we matter, and we are ready to partner to make West Michigan the best place to live in the world. Throughout the year, we seek to recognize LGBT contributions and accomplishments, and to increase acceptance and inclusion.

Engage Community

Today, more LGBT people enjoy recognition that their lives and loves are equal than ever before. We have an historic opportunity to change the conversation around our community. Our gifts and talents will build the best of communities, and we will build it for everybody.

It's Official! Marriage Equality has Come To Michigan...And The Nation! 6.26.2015

“It’s been a long time coming, but we’re excited the day has arrived. Simply put, love is love, and we’re thankful the Supreme Court recognized that today. Everyone deserves a chance at a happy marriage regardless of what gender they love. I have two sons, with my husband Jacob, and they will be thrilled when I tell them that their family is now recognized in Michigan and across the nation.”
— Mike Hemmingsen ~ Board President, The Network

Support The Network

Make a Donation

The Network is a registered 501(c)3 - we depend on your generosity to carry out our mission. Your gift goes straight to strengthening the LGBT community. Consider a tax-deductible donation, today! 

Join Our Community

Membership in the Network is about taking a stand. A stand that you are proud of the LGBT community, and ready to work with us for a better tomorrow for all of us.



Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Whether facilitating one of our groups, helping run the best Pride in Michigan, or blogging for us, you can help us as we change Grand Rapids.