LGBT+ Family & Games

Connect. Empower. Grow.

General Info

Directors:

James Eades – President
Patrick Lim – Secretary
Andrew Coronado – Treasurer

501(c)3 Non-Profit Charity Organization

Bylaws

Financials

Sponsors

Discord Chat Community

We started out on a chat platform called Discord and grew from just a few to well over 1,000 members. Stop by and say “hi”! sealed

LGBT+ Family Social Website

Our community website lgbtfam.com was launched in early Summer 2018 to provide another safe space for LGBT+ individuals online.

Support Our Cause

In order for us to continue to bring safe spaces and resources to LGBT+ individuals online we need your support. Help us by donating your time or much needed funds.

About Us

LGBT+ Family & Games Inc was officially formed in the Spring of 2018 after existing as a small community on Discord, a chat platform designed for gaming enthusiasts. The community was originally created so that LGBT+ individuals could connect and play games together under the name “Gaymers” on November 27, 2016.

Over time the community grew and the staff recognized that members were interested in a wide variety of topics outside of games and so expanded the focus of the group by rebranding as LGBT+ Family & Games. The name itself is a nod to the origins of the community (LFG being a common term normally referring to those “Looking for Group” in game).  Members began to vocalize how much they enjoyed the community and how the environment was beneficial to them on a very personal level. We continued to promote a welcoming and empowering environment while discouraging self-hate and self deprecation.

In the latter part of 2017 the founder, James Eades, along with a few of the staff discussed expanding beyond the confines of the chat community to replicate the culture and environment of LGBT+ Family & Games in other online communities while also exploring other programs to assist LGBT+ individuals navigate the tumultuous waters of life.

After some time LGBT+ Family & Games Inc was formed as a Florida corporation and shortly thereafter granted 501(c)3 status to carry out its mission.

 

Our tiny online chat room has grown from just a handful of people to well over 1,000 members. We have also begun to expand LGBT+ Family & Games into other social media platforms starting with Twitter. Eventually LGBT+ Family & Games will have a presence on:

  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Google+
  • YouTube
  • Tumblr

In addition to using traditional social media platforms, LGBT+ Family & Games has started its very own social network to provide an outlet for LGBT+ individuals that is protected from hate.

We are on the cusp of starting a number of exciting project which you can read about on the next tab.

 

While we are a very new organization we have a number of initiatives that have been in the works since before we were officially formed. Our primary initiative has been to create safe spaces for LGBT+ Individuals online which we have been doing since day 1. In our communities we also recognize the need for LGBT+ individuals to have better access to much needed resources in times of need.

It is not uncommon for an LGBT+ teen or young adult to experience discrimination, hate, self-doubt, or even suicidal thoughts. Unfortunately too many go without receiving any support and may be subjected to abuse, harm, and sadly many commit suicide because they feel there is no escape from their cold, cruel reality.

LGBT+ Family & Games is in the process of setting up a network of resources for LGBT+ individuals in these types of situations and environment. We want to empower members of the community and if possible, get them out of harm’s way.

 

Our Mission

To connect LGBT+ individuals in safe communities across the world while also providing much needed resources and education along with personal and professional growth opportunities.

 

OUR PURPOSE

The purpose of LGBT+ Family & Games, Inc is to support members of the LGBT+ community through leveraging online communities and other resources to:

  • Create safe spaces where LGBT+ individuals can be open about themselves without fear of repercussions.
  • Provide resources and education related to the unique issues and challenges individuals in the LGBT+ community face.
  • Support positive personal and professional growth of LGBT+ individuals.

Official Communities

PARTNER COMMUNITIES

Discord:
Queer Cave

Twitter:

Facebook:

Instagram:

Website (social):

Phone & Email

(813) 862-1265

admin@lgbtfamily.games

Members

Monthly Programs

Staff

Years Established

Get In Touch

Mailing Address: 2016 Page Ave Orlando FL 32806

Telephone: (813) 862-1265

Email: admin@lgbtfamily.games