About

A Common Bond is the worldwide support network for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender individuals who were, or still are, associated with Jehovah's Witnesses.

We began in 1980 as a simple mimeographed newsletter, and have since grown into a worldwide network with local chapters and annual international conferences. The mission of A Common Bond is to provide support and comfort to individuals whose sexual orientation is in direct conflict with Jehovah's Witnesses anti-gay teachings. We are here to be your friends and offer you our support and comfort, because we all have shared the experience of being gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Jehovah's Witnesses -- our Common Bond.

It is not the purpose of A Common Bond to retaliate against the Watchtower organization, although we do recognize that we are called such things as "an abomination", "abhorrent", etc. in their literature, and we know that many of you are now shunned by your families and Witness friends. Our basic purpose is to help guide you to a life of genuine happiness, self-confidence, and self-acceptance beyond your involvement in the Organization.

We invite you to join one of our local chapters, write, or meet us individually, or join one of our on-line discussion groups. We welcome correspondence from everywhere, and look forward to hearing from you!