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Thank You!

Who doesn't want a piece o' rainbow cake?

As the title rather simply states, we here at the GayGamer castle wish to thank you all. This past week I received news from Wikio that we are 20th in the Top 30 of their game sites rankings for the month of June.

From a site that started off rather small, and was largely associated with a small group of friends, I doubt anyone foresaw this site would reach the audience it has, or be able to accomplish quite as much as it has (while looking forward to what more we can do). By this point we have a fairly dedicated staff who works purely on a volunteer basis, but who rather love the idea of getting to share our writing about videogames with you.

Your support has pulled us through various hack attempts, provided a cheering crowd for great gay (and not so gay) moments in games, given both us and the industry critical feedback, and been generally awesome. We like to think we also provide you with a space where you can talk about these issues without the usual amounts of trolling.

Therefore, I wish to thank you again for providing us with your support. The news of the ranking is not so much important as the fact that we know we have an audience we want to inform, please, and give food for thought in varying degrees.

As ever, if you want to get in contact with us, we are available via both Twitter (you can check that handy dandy widget on the right) or email (where you can email us individually or send it to our info address).

For a full list of the ranking for the month of June (which I believe publishes on their site on the 5th), check below.

13 Comments

Keith said:

Awesome! I really do love this site. I found it years ago and it slowly but surely made it's ways into a site I check at least once a day.

My boyfriend, seeing the name Gaygamer, said something like "if I had to describe you in a few words, it would be that." Which is why it's so important for me that this place exists.

I'll do my part to get that ranking even higher next month!

smallvizier said:

Well done!

Richly deserved. The commentary on here is generally excellent.

Super Swede said:

Ha, I found the site somewhat by accident. I was reading an article that conatined the word "gaymer" and, finding it a charming and clever term, found myself here after a bit of wandering about the internet. The podcast immediately struck my fancy (I'm a sucker for snark and sarcxasm), and before long became a regular reader of the site. So when I saw the call for writers, I felt compelled to apply. Lo and behold I was brought on (against my rather pessimistic expectations), thus offering a significant step up from my previous gig, writing on a blog read by in upwards of 3 people -- including family members.

Thank you so much to everyone to all of our readers -- contrary to what Tyler Durden would say, you are all indeed special and unique snowflakes -- and we appreciate your support more than you know. As VorpalBunny notes, we do this on a purely volunteer basis, out of love for video games and a desire to raise awareness of GLBT issues, and while the job can be sometimes demanding (especially when trying to balance it with other priorities), it's an abolute joy to do.

Thank you again for your support, and we adore all of you :)

Many congrats guys!

I'm pretty shocked that GoNintendo wasn't anywhere on this list though... o-O

Rosa said:

Congratulations, guys. You deserve this.

I found gaygamer.net years ago while I was looking for information on the upcoming Dragon Age: Origins, and I was instantly taken in by how positive the articles were and how little of the usual gender and sexuality based discrimination floods gaming sites everywhere. It's become my go-to site for gaming news and one of my few daily internet stops.

I've always felt at home here.

VorpalBunny said:

Many thanks all. Not to be overly sentimental or anything, but it really does make me smile to read all these little stories of how people find our site.

ChosenOne, I'm not entirely sure on what equations they use to measure this. I believe it has to do with being listed in their directories, and then measuring how often the site has been Tweeted, Facebooked, and linked in any given month (and it does change monthly--we went up six places from May).

gogoedward said:

Well this is wonderful!

I've been a gaygamer.net lurker for years, and never thought I'd be a writer for the site. Little did I know that I'd meet one person, and then another, and then a year later BAM I'm writing for the site.

This is a wonderful, truly unique community we've got going here and I couldn't be more honored to be a part of it.

Let's keep it going for years to come!

Wootini said:

Wow. As someone who was a fan of the site pretty much from the start and was roped into writing for it almost againt his will, this makes me so happy. And hell, without all of you, I doubt I would've had the motivation to get healthy with Wii Fit! (And who else would read my Animal Crossing diaries?!) Thank you all so much for reading us!

Limeade said:

I, too, remember looking up the term 'gaymer' and seeking out information on LGBT folks that gamed, and came across this site. That was years and years ago. I was a reader, a lurker, then an avid poster on the forums and articles, and here it is in 2011 and gaygamer.net is a site I check at least three times a day. :)

Thank you for all the hard work and effort put into the site, especially after all the hacking setbacks, and for continuing to forge on and evolve discourse into many issues that truly DO matter within our games and the industry itself.

I look forward to many more years here. Congratulations. :)

Hal said:

Awesome! What wonderful news. Thanks everyone for your support!

Bill said:

Great news! You guys deserve it for all the hard work you do!

I found gaygamer during a session of following a link to a link to a link. The last being a link to the gayest game character ever lol & I've checked every day since. I keep meaning to start going to the forums, but haven't quite made it a habit.

Porter said:

Awesome! This site is a must-visit.

The first time I knew about it was from a comment in a Youtube video by the Gay Comic Geek.

Fabian Keck said:

Fannie, The Gary Shandling theme is great. I forgot that show even existed. This is the theme to Garys showthis is the music that you hear as you watch the credits. Genius!

And girls who like girls who like rumble packs!

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