TABLETOP GAYMERS is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to address homophobia in the tabletop gaming community by providing educational, social, and networking opportunities for LGBTQ+ (Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Queer/Questioning) “gaymers” and allies.
Tabletop Gaymers will be at the Origins Game Fair 2019! Once again, we are working to bring a variety of events to the convention, which happens to coincide with Columbus Pride. Pick up your GAYMER and ALLY badge ribbons from one of our supporting vendors. This year, we’ve worked with the convention organizers to also have badge ribbons at the registration stations and have a presence in their Community Family Room.
Tabletop Gaymers is proud to be partnering with Greater Than Games to bring pronoun ribbons, for free, to all of our events! The ribbons, a brilliant green and easily discernible at a distance, are based on the standards set by our friends at PronounRibbons.org. Help support the recognition of gender identity by wearing one of these ribbons. At the Origins Game Fair, you can pick up a ribbon from Greater Than Games at their booth (207) in the Origins Exhibit Hall; or from Tabletop Gaymers in the Community & Family Room and at our events.
Official apparel can be purchased through our new partnership with KaiOnyx, a leader in charitable merchandise for LGBTQ+ organizations. Between 20%-80% of their net profits are donated to organizations like ours. Some of the products available are tee-shirts, hoodies, jackets, socks as well as other items like tote bags and coffee mugs.
The Tabletop Gaymers Enamel Pin is here! You can get your own and pick up other swag through our new Donate With Rewards option. This option lets you choose exactly what rewards you would like in return for your donation. You can also join the Team of Sustaining Donors and we’ll send you a promotional code to pick up a free enamel pin or other swag.
The Q3D panel at PAX Unplugged was amazing this year. Industry leaders DC, Jeremy Crawford, Steve Kenson, Heather Wilson, and Ashleigh La Porta discussed various queer aspects of the gaming industry. We compiled a list of games, books, and topics mentioned. Subscribe to the Tabletop Gaymers YouTube Channel for past videos.
Help us connect with local and online Gaymer Groups. We want to help groups grow their membership, establish events in their area, and participate in larger events. Check out the Gaymer Group Directory and if your group isn’t listed, please let us know. We’d like to connect, learn from one another, and send you some GAYMER and ALLY swag! We’re putting together a mailing list specifically for leaders, please sign up.
Help Tabletop Gaymers bring board games to LGBTQ+ Community Centers across the nation! We are going to be providing games, materials, and volunteer “Gayme Masters” free of charge. We want to help them establish a recurring Gayme Night where members of the community can meet, make friends, and network while playing awesome board games. We need your help to get the word out and to help raise funds for the events.
We occasionally send out short emails about gaymer events, badge ribbons, etc. If you’re interested in being on on our Mail Chimp mailing list, feel free to add yourself.
Tabletop Gaymers distributes GAYMER and ALLY badge ribbons, for free, at conventions like Origins and Gen Con. Their purpose is to help build the community of gaymers and allies by self-identification. The idea is that the visibility helps enhance the environment of the convention, promotes interaction and community building, networking, and plain old fun. As always, the ribbons free for participants. We also have a lot of other Swag and Promotional Material that we give out at our events and as donor rewards.
If you would like a SPONSOR ribbon, please donate.