When GayGamer.net was first introduced, some wondered why we needed our own site devoted to videogames. But if you spend any time at all in our forums, you will find a vibrant community that sprung to life where gay, lesbian, transgendered and bisexual gamers can discuss their passion while enjoying the freedom to finally be themselves. The gaming community can still be full of homophobic jerkwads who threaten to ruin our fun.
And now a group of gaymers are attempting to put together GaymerCon, the first gaming and tech convention with a focus on LGBT geek culture. To me, this sounds like a fantasic idea. Not to segregate ourselves, but to create a safe space where we can enjoy our hobby without fear. Read this blog post from our own Vorpal Bunny because he says it better than I could ever hope to.
But GaymerCon is just a start-up, and it needs your help to come to life fully. They are attempting to raise money through Kickstarter, and are more than halfway to their goal of $25,000. If you’d like to help out, donations start at just $1 because every little bit helps. And you’ve got until August 31. They hope to be able to hold the first GaymerCon in 2013, and I really hope they succeed and it is a fabulous success. So much so that they decide to alternate it every year with GaymerCon East for those of us (like me!) who probably won’t be able to afford a trip to San Francisco where it will be held!