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.
We want to connect with LGBT+ individuals on existing social media platforms such as Twitter, Reddit, Facebook, Discord, Twitch and more.
LGBT+ Family & Games is here to empower LGBT+ individuals by providing access to resources and creating environments in which they can thrive.
Constantly improving is at the core of our mission. We provide opportunities for LGBT+ individuals to grow personally and professionally.
LGBT+ Family & Games (LFG) started out as a community called Gaymers on Discord on November 17, 2016. The community grew steadily over time and it became very clear that the community was providing a much needed safe space for members and had evolved beyond the standard LGBT+ gaming community
LGBT+ Family & Games was founded based on the needs seen in the Discord community and has continued to grow and thrive now providing a safe space for thousands of LGBT+ individuals. The community offers channels for individuals to discuss sexuality, gender identity, ask for advice or support, and also socialize over a variety of other topics. We intentionally create an atmosphere of acceptance and positive self-image.
The roots of LGBT+ Family & Games is in gaming and gaming communities. As an organization we recognize the benefits that gaming can provide LGBT+ youth and young adults. Studies have shown therapeutic benefits from playing video games. The games allow individuals to exercise problem solving skills, develop teamwork, and also provide an escape from the troubles of day-to-day life.
Unfortunately, with online gaming there is exposure to “trolls” or individuals who treat others poorly over the internet. To combat trolls we provide free-to-play servers for many multiplayer games and ensure the servers are heavily moderated for troll-like behavior. These servers are always online and provide a safe space for LGBT+ to play without fear of judgement, harassment, or discrimination.
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Part of the LGBT+ Family & Games mission is to provide personal and professional developmental opportunities. Our streamer programs are designed to nurture and grow LGBT+ streaming channels. Streaming has become a viable form of income and also another outlet for LGBT+ individuals and so we have designed a program which helps promote new streamers and provide mentor opportunities for more established streamers while also promoting their channels.
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Like what you see? Our programs do have costs associated so if you do enjoy this community and the work we are doing we would appreciate if you support us either by volunteering to help out or via a donation. We have a number of ways you can contribute to LGBT+ Family & Games.