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Good Morning/Afternoon/Night readers! Yesterday I contacted LGBTGamers, sending a list of the questions you see below. The owner wonderfully gave me detailed, lengthy responses.

LGBTGamers is a new group on Planet Minecraft that started in World of Warcraft, hoping to provide a peaceful and happy community for LGBT members and allies of the cause. Below are there responses to six questions.

Questions I have asked and statements I say are in pink, and questions or responses from other people are in gray.




1) Are any of your staff members part of the LGBT community?

"All of our staff members are either a part of the LGBT community or they are an ally of our cause. We do not promote members into staff ranks based on their orientation or gender identity, but rather the quality of their character."

2) What inspired LGBT Gamers to make a Minecraft server dedicated to the LGBT+ community?

"LGBT+ Gamers started out in World of Warcraft and we have slowly built up a community over time. Our dream for this community is to branch out into other games and start a community in each. As a way to pursue that goal, we decided it was time to branch out into Minecraft and provide Minecraft players a server that is fun, friendly, and a safe-haven from trolls and troublemakers."

3) What do you hope to gain from the server? What are your short-term and long-term goals for the server to become successful especially in such a tough field?

"My goal ultimate goal for the Minecraft server is to provide an exciting gaming experience for members through community events, in-game content, and connect members to life-long friends and supports. My short-term goal for the server is to recruit a team of experienced LGBT+ individuals who are capable of providing a great quality Minecraft server through the use of fun plugins, beautiful architecture, friendly staff and members, and a chill gaming environment. In regards to long-term goals, I would love to see our server grow to have around 100 members who can help define our gaming community further. It would be amazing to have our community recognized by the LGBT+ community and be sought after in each game we are affiliated with."

4) I recognize the Minecraft server is still in early development. Do you have a "sneak peek" or any future early-access opportunities for the community to get excited?

"The Minecraft server will be influenced by RP (roleplay) activities. With that being said, we will also include other elements such as PVP and PVE. We plan to have RP writers construct a backstory for the server as well as construct stories for our RP events. We plan to implement plugins that will allow players to customize their RP character the way they want the world to see them. We plan to include enough content that will allow players to construct their own towns, wage war against another town, form allies and organize diplomatic meetings. The server will be heavily RP influenced, for example, if you wish to engage in combat with another individual, you must challenge them via chat message. If the other user chooses to flee, they must roll an even number to successfully run away. There will be much more content than these features alone, but that is just a sneak peak of what we have planned ;)!"

5) Many young adults feel alone or even threatened by unacceptance from their family members, friends, and peers. Do you have any advice for them?

"LGBT+ Gamers acknowledges that many of our members and members of the LGBT+ community face daily struggles due to their sexuality or gender identity. Even though our main focus is to provide a safe gaming environment for members, we also provide community resources available to anyone facing these issues. Our long-term goal is to have specialized individuals who can address these issues one-on-one with individuals who are facing such a crisis."

6) Anything else you would like to say?

"We are always open to new members, suggestions, help, or advice when running this community. We recognize each individual has different needs than others and we hope to provide a safe space for members who choose to game as their outlet to have fun and be relieved of stress."

A question by Tomconn in the thread post, "LGBT+ Gamers - We need your help!" by LGBTGamers, asks:
"Are you planning on trying to get current Minecraft players to join the server and get them to support the LGBT+ cause, or will the server be stricktly for LGBT+ members and supporters only?"

LGBTGamers replied: "Yes as [Azie] said, all are welcome except for trolls, troublemakers, and drama llamas. That goes for all people. Our goal at LGBT+ Gamers is to provide a safe gaming environment for our players. If you are interested in helping out, please send me a private message :)!"

LGBTGamers are doing their part in effort to be an inclusive Minecraft server for both members of the LGBTQ+ community and allies to the cause.

If you enjoy roleplay and making new friends, LGBTGamers seems like a welcoming community to join. While they are not yet open to the public, they are looking for staff members if you enjoy moderating servers and not so much roleplay.


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  • lgbtgamers
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  • October 11, 2018, 10:23 am
Thank you for the interview opportunity! I hope that we can reach out to gamers and give them a safe gaming home :) <3!

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