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GaymerX rebrands to become more inclusive

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GaymerX, the gaming convention that was conceived to be a more inclusive space for gamers, just wasn’t inclusive enough, apparently. The convention organisers, who hope to fund a third one, have changed its name so as to not offend and exclude people who aren’t gay.

It’s now called GX: Everyone Games, and its organisers are hoping to drum up enough cash to bring it to San Francisco at the end of this year. They’re hoping to raise the $80 000 necessary through Kickstarter.

The organisers are hoping the new name will help it appeal to an even broader community; the whole LGBTQ+ spectrum, as well as those not in sexual minorities.

“We’ve become more and more aware that not all of our attendees identify with the ‘gaymer’ label,”  wrote the organisers on the official Kickstarter page.

“And while we love all our gay dude friends, we realize there are more people than that who want an awesome space to hang with their friends in a safe and diverse environment. We want to make sure we represent everyone who feels like they’ve been left out of mainstream gamer culture.”

This is more like it. One of the problems I had with GaymerX in the first place was that it fought against its own ideology; instead of being an inclusive convention with the goal of aiding tolerance, it was further segregating people.

Of course, there are more than enough conventions and events that cater to cis-gendered males (almost exclusively), but I think the end goal here should be full acceptance of one another, and not just the proliferation of safe places. This is a good first step.

Last Updated: August 26, 2014


  1. Rinceable

    August 26, 2014 at 13:35

    Good step approved, no need to say ‘this group only’, this isn’t parliament.


    • Lord Chaos

      August 26, 2014 at 13:37

      This can become political and nasty very quickly


      • Rinceable

        August 26, 2014 at 13:38

        Hue hue 😉 Indeed. But I do think their renaming is a good thing.


        • Lord Chaos

          August 26, 2014 at 13:39

          True, if a bit backwards thinking.

          “Quick, our good idea pissed people off instead of doing what we want, now what?”


  2. WarframedSquirrel

    August 26, 2014 at 13:44

    “And while we love all our gay dude friends” what about the women? XD *runs*


    • Lord Chaos

      August 26, 2014 at 13:46

      Glad I’m not the only one who saw that.

      Bring out the feminazis.


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      August 26, 2014 at 13:51



      • WarframedSquirrel

        August 26, 2014 at 14:19

        OMG! I didn’t marry a woman? O_O


        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          August 26, 2014 at 14:21

          Not judging dude, I hope you and your life partner are very happy.


        • Dutch Matrix

          August 26, 2014 at 14:49

          Hopefully by now you had some uhm Visual Confirmation that you indeed, had married a woman…


  3. Alien Emperor Trevor

    August 26, 2014 at 13:47

    So it’s just coincidence their logo is some kind of purple-headed monster?


    • Rinceable

      August 26, 2014 at 13:48



      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        August 26, 2014 at 13:53

        You can’t unsee it now can you?


    • Umar Ukyo

      August 26, 2014 at 13:54

      I dont get why there is a power button on its head


    • Marcus

      August 26, 2014 at 16:07

      Why? Why would you point that out. My turn…


  4. Umar Ukyo

    August 26, 2014 at 13:49

    Generally, I just wish humans were more accepting of each other


  5. Waar Wolhaar

    August 26, 2014 at 14:08

    This is the problem. Gaming in its true form has fkall to do with your sexuality, your gender or lack thereof, you weight ( except if you do cosplay ) your looks or political affiliation. Its insecure little fairies like these that ruin the gaming scene with their BS. NEVER, have I seen ANY gaming clan ask you your iq, sexual preference or shoesize.


  6. Rags

    August 26, 2014 at 14:57

    Lol, they probably can’t keep up with all the new sexualities the thumblr femtards invent for themselves.


    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      August 26, 2014 at 15:10

      You know the weird thing is how people always just need to name it something… Just BE! Do what you want and go on with your life and don’t be an asshole to people…

      But no… They have to make up words and classifications and labels. Wow it gets old real quick.


  7. Gareth L (That eXCheez Guy)

    August 26, 2014 at 15:06

    Good. The whole segregation thing wasn’t doing anything helpful. It’s like naming other conventions to be “for heteros”.


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