2013 – The Year of the Gaymer

Hello Gaymers,

Thank you all for being a part of Phoenix Gaymers. Thank you to our various Event Hosts over the past year, many who have saved our butts more than once. On behalf of Shane Blissett and myself, your Co Organizers for this group, we wish you a Happy New Year.

This past year we have grown tremendously. We stand at 189 Members on our Meetup.com site, 189 Members in our Facebook Group and 253 ‘likes’ on our Facebook Page. Our Dinner/Brunch events have gone from 4 Gaymers in attendance to 20 Gaymers. The Meet and Greet Ice Cream Social has gone from 16 to 35 Gaymers in attendance. New people continue to join all the time, yet I still hear from others that they did not know a group like this exists! We have got some great momentum going!

This is going to be a breakout year for the group. 4-5 years in the making, this will be the first year in which we march as a group in the Phoenix Pride parade in April. We plan on printing Official Phoenix Gaymers T-Shirts. We are also making an effort to attend GaymerX (Formerly Gaymercon) the first ever gaming convention focused on the LGBT community in San Francisco. There are some other great event ideas that will hopefully come to fruition this year as well.

Our goal is to provide a safe and fun environment for the LGBT Community and Friends to come together, have fun, play games, socialize, and generally support each other. We always encourage you to interact positively with each other inside and outside of the group. Please never hesitate to bring anything to Shane or my attention.

Thanks for reading!
Delos Russell Hawkins
Shane Blissett
Co Organizers for Phoenix Gaymers