There's finally a
place on the Web specifically for the gamers who are
also gay. GayGamer.net has powered up, featuring
news about gaming with a focus on stories particular
to LGBT gamers. The site will also feature articles on
movies, music, TV shows, accessories, and interviews,
incorporating all aspects of the LGBT gaming lifestyle.The
site's founder, Flynn De Marco, describes the gay gamer
experience as twofold. "We have to come out twice, and
in the process we risk alienating two sets of friends.
When we come out as gay, we're likely to alienate our
fellow gamers; when we come out as gamers, we alienate our
gay friends. It's like a double-edged +2 vorpal blade; we
just can't win."
The site will be
a haven for gay gamers to form a community. Recent
articles onsite include a video clip from a gay bar in the
popular online game World of Warcraft, a snippet about
a new brand of pepper spray designed to look like a
lipstick, and a countdown of the 20 gayest video game
characters of all time.