In 1983 a few Christians founded the Gay Christian Community (GCC) because they felt that there was a need to care for the spiritual needs of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered (GLBT) community of Cape Town since they were made unwelcome in their birth churches.
GCC was initially intended to be an interdenominational, emotional and spiritual "pit stop" and encouraged worshippers to go back to their birth churches.
Things changed - many did not have a birth church and wanted a spiritual home. This gave rise to the establishment of the Good Hope Metropolitan Community Church (GHMCC), which is affiliated to the Universal Fellowship of Metropolitan Community Churches (UFMCC) denomination.
Today GHMCC has grown from a fellowship of a handful of friends to an established congregation of over 100 member with various support ministries to the community at large.