GayGeeks.org: coming back... slowly
Crazy random alpha
Existing users log in
What is this?
Gay Geeks is a forum for (duh) gay geeks of all types to hang out, chat, debate, rant, occasionally flirt shamelessly, and just generally chill. You don't have to be a computer geek, and you don't have to "prove" how geeky you are. It's all about self-identification, peeps. Just be whatever.
We're in a crazy alpha period right now, where I randomly add new features and break old ones all the time, while getting feedback from you guys. Luckily, new people turn up every day by just typing in the URL, assuming a site like this must exist.
What can I do here?
Non-members can enjoy our wonderful feed aggregation below. Isn't that fun? So much gay news! I bet you feel informed and entertained already.
If you register as a user you can get access to our forums, where you talk about anything, as well as exchange private messages with other users, and set up a profile with a gallery. You know, for the flirting. I realize these are not novel features, but we're working on some unique new features right now too :-)Close this
Links via delicious
Want to contribute? Tag your links "gaygeeks".
Politics from Good As You
I was just reading a local news report from Houston's KHOU about the non-troversy involving Mayor Annise Parker, subpoenas she never saw before their preparation, and the outrage machine that followed. The first line reads like this: [KHOU] The reporter...
Jim Swift, assistant editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, thinks Tim Cook, in coming out as a proud gay man, sounds just like another newsmaking company leader: A southern-born CEO invoking religion regarding his views on homosexuality, lobbying for what...
Michigan pastors make unfortunate lifestyle choice; say they'll go to jail rather than not discriminateA group of Michigan pastors, working under the moniker of "No Gay Civil Right," has declared that they will not comply with any LGBT-inclusive nondiscrimination law that might pass in their state. Pastor Stay Swimp, a humorously over-the-top activist preacher,...
At this week's Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission conference, Russell Moore, top dog of that Southern Baptist enterprise, came out against so-called "reparative therapy." Then he and his allies proceeded to spend a large percentage of that conference telling gay...
That Idaho wedding venue posts new 'rules and regulations'; will still perform non-Christian weddingsThe Hitching Post, that for-profit Idaho venue that has repurposed itself as a solely religious enterprise in order to exclude same-sex couples, has posted the new policies for who can and who cannot marry there. The gist: Even though they...
News and Gossip from Queerty
Is there anything more comforting than chatting with a trusted friend over a frosty mug of your favorite brew? Well, OK, maybe we can think of one or two things, but let’s not digress. We’re huge fans of HBO’s Looking, yet we’re aware the dramedy has evoked polarizing opinions from viewers. (We’ve read your comments, folks.) Whether you […]
This post can be found in the GayCities galleries.
At first we were having trouble telling if this was an actual for-real Starbucks-sanctioned ad, but all signs seem to indicate that yes, it’s legit! Here’s a super-cute video featuring Adore Delano and Bianca Del Rio that is, amazingly, a real and totally fantastic commercial for Starbucks. Our natural skepticism got the better of us at first, because it looks a […]
I moved to New York in 1979 just before my18th birthday. Of my close friends at NYU, more than half of them had died from AIDS by 1990. I remember the fear of the early 1980s. I remember the feeling of having dinner with a friend and running into someone I hadn’t seen and the light would […]
Things are getting mean in the race for U.S. Representative of New York’s 18th District. The current incumbent, Sean Patrick Maloney, is one of the only openly gay members of Congress. He defeated Nan Hayworth, a Republican, for the seat in 2012. But now Hayworth is coming for him and using her son in a new […]
The Walking Dead star Norman Reedus has called foul on reports that he objected to playing gay on TV. While there has been much speculation about the sexual orientation of Reedus’s character, Daryl Dixon, nothing has been revealed on the show. But, says Reedus, that’s certainly not because he begged the producers not to go […]
A 23-year-old Brooklyn man was found unconscious Wednesday morning in a bathtub at 45-year-old hotelier Ian Reisner’s penthouse apartment on Central Park South in New York City. Sean Verdi, who also went by Sean Gregory, was rushed from 230 Central Park South to Saint Luke’s Hospital after Reisner called 911 at about 8:20 a.m., the New York Daily News reports. He […]
If you’ve been glued to your television waiting for Ashton Kutcher and Jon Cryer to swap some spit on Two and a Half Men (or for Michael Bolton to make a comeback), your wish has been granted. In a somewhat odd storyline, Walden (Kutcher) and Alan (Cryer) — both of whom are straight — have […]
If we were to hang every sexy calendar in the Queerty office that we came across, productivity would surely slump to an all-time low. There’s sexy priests, sexy men of L.A., steamy gingers, a whole calendar of Tom Daley wearing as little as possible, and who could forget the perfect-in-every-way Warwick Rowers? Looks like it’s going […]
Following months of hopeful speculation, Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple and thus, one of the most important men in the world, has publicly come out as a gay man. Cook acknowledged his orientation publicly in an exceptionally powerful essay for Businessweek in which he writes: While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it […]
- NelionD logged in 1 hour ago
- Steven Levenberg joined the site 1 hour ago
- aptitude logged in 2 hours ago
- setojim joined the site 5 hours ago
- wirelessboi logged in 16 hours ago
- Virtual Reality GLBT Travel logged in 18 hours ago
- friendlyspiderman joined the site 23 hours ago
- trenton joined the site 1 day ago
- boring logged in 1 day ago
- my_love_a_blaze joined the site 2 days ago
This blows. Where else can I go?
It certainly leaves a lot to be desired at the moment, but the lack of anywhere very good is why I'm building it. Here's some other places to try:
- One of the best online communities I've ever been a part of, but sadly very London-centric.
- There's a pretty big intersection between geeks and gamers; I've met some great people from this site.
- Gay Intellectuals @ Gay.Com
- Some folks at Gay.com got tired of the emphasis on searching by penis length and tried to inject some culture into what is frankly a cesspit of a site. This is their own independent web presence.
- A safe space for LGBT people, this seems to be more focussed on support and the newly coming-out.
I also recommend these fine, semi-related sites:
- GayGeek reviews gay adult sites, so you don't have to. We don't do porn, but luckily for you, these guys do.
- Good As You
- Skewering the intolerant right, the adorable Jeremy covers politics daily from a gay perspective.
- Bittorrents of gay movies. The old forum owed a lot of its popularity to people accidentally ending up here while looking for this place.