Gaymers iNC. aims to bring LGBT+ geeks and gamers in London together to make lasting friendships. To do this we sometimes need to process any personal data you choose to share with us. This page explains when we do that, why we do it and how we do it, so you can make privacy choices that are right for you.
Our guiding principle is that we never collect more data than necessary and we do everything we can to keep that data safe.
Gaymers iNC. does not keep a copy of your private data when you join the Facebook group. The group administrators will be able to see your join request, your public profile information, the date you joined the Facebook group, and the answers you provided to the ‘member request questions’. If you leave the Facebook group any posts you have made will remain on the group unless you delete them. Your interaction with the Facebook group is processed entirely by Facebook. For more information read the Facebook privacy guide.
While the Facebook group is a closed group so we can manually approve members, it is not a secret group. Other people may be able to see that you have joined the group.
You can submit your email address on our events page to receive our events newsletter, which we usually send out every few weeks. You’ll be the first to know what events are coming up and when tickets will be available.
We will only use your email address to send you our newsletter and to invite you to share feedback with Gaymers iNC. and you can unsubscribe at any time by following the unsubscribe link in the emails you receive.
We will not use your email address for anything else.
Occasionally we post a link to a feedback form so that members can help us improve our events. This service is operated by Typeform. We do not receive any information other than what you type into the form. For more information read the Typeform privacy guide.
Gaymers iNC. never receives your payment information when you buy a ticket from Universe. We do see your email address so we can contact you about your order. We also see the names you have put on your tickets and the time and date you bought your tickets. This information is stored by Universe.
When you fill out the volunteer form, we collect the data you enter so that we can contact you about volunteering. This form is processed by Typeform. We do not receive any information other than what you type into the form. For more information read the Typeform privacy guide.
We typically keep a copy of the contact information you have entered in the form, and the roles you would be happy to volunteer in, for a few months. You can ask us to delete your data at any time.
You are entitled to request a copy of the personal data we have stored about you. To request a copy of any personal data we may have stored about you, please fill out the form below. This will not include any posts or contributions you made on the Facebook group, as these are stored by Facebook.
You can ask us to delete any personal data we have stored about you. To request this, please fill out the form below. This will not include any posts or contributions you made on the Facebook group, as these are stored by Facebook. We may need to confirm your identity before fulfilling your request.
When you fill out the form to apply to march with us at Pride in London, we collect the data you enter so that we can contact you about marching in the parade. This form is processed by Google Forms. We do not receive any information other than what you type into the form.
We typically keep a copy of the contact information you have entered in the form for a few months. You can ask us to delete your data at any time.
This group was founded in 2015 by a group of friends who would meet at home in Clapham, London to play videos games together. We quickly realised that games were a great way to bond – and the perfect ice-breaker for newcomers to the group. LDN Gaymers was born!
That name served us well – but we were not the only group in London reaching out to LGBT+ geeks and gamers. To Londoners, LDN and London are one and the same. Many gamers told us they found it confusing that there were two groups with essentially the same name. Gamers would post on the other group’s wall, thanking them for events we had thrown. We know the team at London Gaymers found that frustrating too.
As word spread and the group grew and grew, we knew it was time to level up.
We recognised the importance and benefit of establishing a unique identity that would set us apart – but we agreed that it was only worth doing when we found a name that really clicked for us.
We discussed and rejected a lot of options, had some heated discussions but eventually put the idea on the back-burner so we could focus on developing our events.
Then, on a frosty winter morning in Clapham North, a flash of inspiration struck.
Gaymers iNC. We bring gaymers together and incorporate everyone. We’re inclusive. And our members are incredible. It sounded good. It felt right. It made sense. And it reminded us of Monsters, Inc – which is always a plus.
Although we approached some of our friends and professional designers to submit their logo ideas, in the end we went with a design we made ourselves.
Our new logo – the Gaymers iNC. crest – is evocative of a guild or tribe. It reflects how we unite as a community, look out for one another and stand together, even when times are tough.
The game pad of course represents video games. Its shape is somewhere in between the Xbox controller and a PlayStation controller, while the colour arrangement is a nod to the SNES.
We wanted to give the logo a preppy, comic book feel that our super-heroes would be proud to march with at Pride.
Our new website is eye-catching and bright – but also more accessible. The text and background colours are designed to be high-contrast so they are more legible. We’ve added accessibility information to our event pages, and our relaunch videos are subtitled.
When we say inclusive, we mean it. And there’s more to come.
A few months ago we made the decision to charge a small fee for our big monthly meet-up at The Old School Yard. Running big events like ours costs money – but we are still a not-for-profit community. Everything is reinvested in new kit and throwing great events.
To ensure that everybody has the same opportunity to come to our events, we also keep aside a handful of free entry tickets for gaymers who volunteer their time to help out.
The admins don’t take a penny for themselves. In fact, the whole rebrand – logo, graphics, videos and website – was done at no cost to the group. We are proud that the group has no debt and will never charge more than absolutely necessary – and that’s a promise.
It can be hard to find friends in London, and online gaming is not always the most inclusive environment for LGBT+ players. Our mission remains the same. We aim to provide a better choice, a place where people can be themselves and find like-minded people to play with. Today we stand at 2,000 members – but the quest is just beginning.
This year marked the first time that LDNGaymers marched at the Pride parade through London, and our boys did themselves proud. They raised the call for LGBT people to come and join us with the message that there’s a place for geeks and gaymers – and it’s with us!
The day started early with the expert body painting skills of Seventaimage. The gaymers got their cosplay mood on and transformed into superheroes from across the spectrum. Then it was time to march!
Traveling down from Portland Place, the parade wound its way through central London with many superhero photo opportunities along the way. Our banner was carried high behind us as we stomped through Oxford Circus, down Regent Street and through Piccadilly Circus. It was an electric atmosphere with the people of London coming together to celebrate with the LGBT community. Eventually the parade came to a conclusion at Trafalgar Square and the party continued with live acts on the big stage.
To finish off we thought our boys had earned themselves a good drink, so off to Ku Bar we went to celebrate a job well done.
Definitely a day to remember – well done gaymers!!!
– ⚔ LDNGaymers ⚔