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
New York, NY (PRWEB) September 4, 2008
In the predominantly hetero-male world of on and offline gaming, sci-fi and fantasy, the homosexual gaming and sci-fi enthusiast has often been left to feel ostracized, isolated and even, particularly through the lawless, anonymous world of the internet, victimized by homophobia. iGaymer.com has launched by harnessing the power of social networking to become a safe online haven for both LGBT and LGBT-friendly gamers and geeks to get together, talk, laugh, 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. Most recently, iGaymer.com has rolled out Member Reviews allowing users to submit reviews for video games based on criteria such as game play, art direction and even Gaymer factor. In an ongoing tournament, iGaymer members can even vote for the hottest game character of all time. Additionally, iGaymer.com has regularly updated, exclusive video content that features interviews, geek profiles and other fun content. As a cherry on top of the site's extensive interactive features, iGaymer.com is constantly running some sort of contest, regularly awarding users with prizes such as iPods and gift cards.
"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). "I honed the necessary skills to build a site like iGaymer.com through my work and career -- this, coupled with my life-long passion for all things geeky, finally coalesced and iGaymer was born," Mr. Lunny said.
Users can join the revolution now by signing up for their free membership and profile at http://www.iGaymer.com.
iGaymer.com was developed in 2008 by NYC Interactive Media Designer Steve Lunny, a.k.a StevieSpin, after seeking, and not finding, an online hub where he could feel safe from the homophobic judgment so often present in online gaming/geek communities, and where he could connect with like-minded people using social networking technology. Mr. Lunny used his combined creative and technical skills to create iGaymer.com. With a constantly growing member base, iGaymer.com is quickly becoming the leading multimedia, interactive social environment online for gays to get their geek on!