Tuesday the 29th of November is GivingTuesGAY, where the non-profit organisation, GivingTuesday, inspires people worldwide to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity. Throughout the entire day, for every .GAY domain registered with Blacknight, Top Level Design (the .GAY registry) will donate every cent they get from it to GLAAD (Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) and CenterLink (The Community of LGBTQ Centers).
Before GivingTuesGAY and when the day is over, the registry donates 20%, but have decided to jump to 100%, in alliance with the community. To date, the organisation has raised and donated over $167,000 (€161,934.05)! We also donate €1 from each registration to the Irish LGBTQ+ charity BelongTo.org.
Registering the .GAY domain allows you to create a website and blog, and set up a professional email address such as yourbusiness.gay. This means you can share your story and spread activism for the community in a safe space. Top Level Design has established a Rights Protection policy that exists to establish .GAY as an LGBTQ+ friendly internet space with a robust set of enforceable policies and procedures that discourages homophobia and anti-LGBTQ usage.
Looking for somewhere to go to show your support among the LGBTQ+ community? Or maybe just looking for something to blog about with your .GAY domain? The Outing is a festival of matchmaking for all, music and the Queer Arts Festival. We’re delighted to sponsor it as it aims to “celebrate the diverse culture of the LGBT+ community, by providing Ireland and the west of Ireland community with various activities and functions to promote and engage in matchmaking, queer arts, music, sports, educational, civic, and cultural activities in order to enrich the lives of LGBTQ+ people and the community as a whole and to work together to achieve a common goal”. Tickets are available now.