.gay Domains Donate Over $18,000 to LGBTQ+ Community Beneficiaries  GLAAD and CenterLink in 2021, Bringing Total to More Than $167,000

Our friends at .gay domains have created a dedicated online space for LGBTQ+ communities. To ensure that .gay directly supports LGBTQ+ people, the domain donates 20% of all new registration revenue to beneficiary organizations GLAAD and CenterLink. They recently announced their 2021 donation of more than $18,000, and their advocacy work continues with new episodes of their informative original series The Dictionary, available to stream on Revry and at www.TheLibrary.gay.

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from our partners at .gay

On February 7, 2022, .gay announced the domain’s latest donation, in the amount of $18,606.80, was made to its LGBTQ+ community beneficiaries, GLAAD and CenterLink. This brings the total amount donated since .gay’s public launch to $167,471.21

The .gay domain name is a groundbreaking domain extension that donates 20% of all new registration revenue (not just profit!) to LGBTQ+ organizations to help address key issues facing these communities. This is an unprecedented, industry-leading commitment that means continual donations over time.

“Since day one, everything we have done at .gay has been rooted in our vision to use the domain name system to have a positive impact on the lives of LGBTQ+ people. I’m proud that all of our work supports the indisputable fact that LGBTQ+ people matter and that these communities deserve to feel safe, supported, and celebrated,” said Ray King, CEO of Top Level Design, the .gay registry. “We all have a role to play in supporting diversity and inclusion, and I believe .gay’s people-first policies are pushing our industry forward.”

The registry also announced the arrival of 5 additional episodes from the second season of .gay’s original digital series, The Library, and its companion mini-series, The Dictionary, created in partnership with Two Penguins Productions. The remaining episodes from season 2 will premiere weekly from February-March, 2022. Watch full seasons of The Library on Revry, as well as www.TheLibrary.gay

“Producing two seasons of The Library during a global pandemic has not been without its challenges, but I am so proud of what we created and that we kept everyone safe, from the cast to the crew, throughout the process,” Logan Lynn, out Musician, Producer, .gay PR/Creative Director, and season one cast member, explained. “It was really important to all of us that we create a space with this series to showcase what we actually mean when we talk about the .gay community. We wanted to celebrate all types of identities, honor queer history, and break down misconceptions about LGBTQ+ people and language — all while giving folks who might not have out family members or friends in their lives the opportunity to experience the vibrancy of queer communities. .gay’s global reach, and The Library now being available in over 250 million homes worldwide through our partnership with Revry, makes that visibility and impact very real.”

.gay continues to add new registrants to its fast-growing community of sites. Since launching in 2020, over 15,000 .gay domain names have been registered.