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.
What We're About
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.
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.
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.
Three Ways to Help
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!
Become a Member
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.
All site photography graciously provided by Erica Tascott Photography