It is a fact that the world of gaming is dominated by the male specie, leaving the homosexual gaming and sci-fi enthusiasts ostracized and isolated. This is the reason behind the launch of iGaymer.com, a site that harnesses the power of social networking to become a safe online haven for both LGBT and LGBT-friendly gamers and geeks to get together and interact in a friendly, bigotry-free environment.
iGaymer.com allows users to sign up for free individual profiles where they can upload pictures, write personal bios, list personal preferences and connect with other members. iGaymer.com also has an active forum covering topics such as SciFi, comics, anime, and gaming systems ranging from the current generation (XBOX 360, Wii and PS3) to old school PC and consoles, as well as a collaborative blog covering issues of interest to LGBT geeks and geeks in general. Members can also submit reviews for video games based on criteria such as game play, art direction and even Gaymer factor.
“After years of trying to find ways to connect with like-minded geeks, I realized there was a real need for a collaborative space where we could all feel at ease to express ourselves. It’s just about being real – If I think a game character is cute, I want to be able to say so without incurring the wrath of an anonymous online homophobe,” says Steve Lunny, Head Geek and Creative Director at iGaymer.com (a.k.a Stevie Spin).