Parents Reconciling Network (PRN)
Parents Reconciling Network (PRN) is a group of United Methodist parents blessed with LGBTQ children!
We believe that God calls us to support fellow parents and other family members of persons who are gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or queer (LGBTQ). For this reason, PRN has written the resources below. Feel free to share them.
When Your Child is LGBTQ
Supporting our Trans and Intersex Children
Tips for Relating to LGBTQ Youth
Nine Myths about our LGBTQ Children
Helping Our Church Welcome LGBTQ Children
Join our active Facebook community
Members of the PRN Board are available to offer help and support to parents of LGBTQ children. Feel free to contact them with your questions.
Eric Swanson — San Diego, CA firstname.lastname@example.org
Rexanna Swanson — San Diego, CA email@example.com
the History of PRN
PRN began in 1999 when Bruce and Virginia (Ginny) Hilton, both United Methodist pastors and parents of a gay child, brought parents together. They aimed to present a visible witness of parents in support of ending the denomination’s anti-LGBTQ stance and provide their LGBTQ children the same rights as cisgender, heterosexual United Methodists at The United Methodist Church’s 2000 General Conference.