We were contacted today by the founder of the soon to launch social network for gay men BigJock. It lead us to take a look around the gay male online social networking space and write the following overview of some of the current market leaders. Niche social networks are likely a viable business because they allow specialized functionality and a subjective community feel as opposed to general interest sites that defer to either the lowest common denominator or the year old demographic. Many people want to participate in social networks, but many people prefer networks set up for people they can relate to. That makes sense to me. As you can see by the following short profiles, these sites targeting a demographic with two traits in common gay men are all very different.
LGBT Chat Room
LGBTribe – The Tribe
Gay support groups and gay support organizations are critical, especially for people who, initially, find it difficult to come out as gay and can benefit from the support of others. Gay support groups and organizations work to support people of minority sexuality such as gay, lesbian, queer, transgender and bisexual. Some gay support organizations are specifically dedicated to supporting individuals while others focus on rights issues and gay politics as well. There are also groups that support parents of gay children. Some people feel very alone when they come to the realization that they are gay , but the fact is, they are not alone.
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March 3 : Sarah vanished 'into thin air' after leaving friend's home Clapham around 9pm. She leaves out of her friend's back gate and speaks to her boyfriend on the phone for 15 minutes. March 5 : Sarah's family share missing posters of her after they become increasingly concerned that she is still not home, spreading the word online with links to the Missing People charity. March 6 : Met Police release an appeal, saying Sarah was thought to have walked through Clapham Common, heading towards Brixton home, a journey of 50 minutes. They say they are not certain she ever arrived home.