New Community Manager at Gays.com

June 30th, 2011 14 Comments Gay News

What do you do when you’re passionate about communicating and even more passionate about being out and proud to be gay? You join the gays.com team! So, I’m more than delighted to have become the new Community Manager for Gays.com To say I’m excited about working with my LGBT family would be an understatement. I plan on getting involved with YOU and gaining a better understanding of all those things that matter to YOU!

So a bit about me. I hail from London, born and bred; raised by Jamaican parents so I had the pleasure of growing up with two cultures. I knew from a very early age that I was gay, never quite understood that word and never called myself that, but I knew I loved me some girls! My journey was a long one, and perhaps my coming out story can be reserved for another post, but let’s just say that when I did come out, it wasn’t so much as coming out of the closet as throwing myself out of it and saying: “Woooohoooo, look at me, I’m a lesbian!!” So eager was I to claim my sexual orientation, acting as if I were the only gay in the world, that I went on a search to find out what being gay was all about.

My search led me to many a curious place, but then I happened upon (it’s like I’m writing a fairy tale story of my life) a wonderful yahoo support group called: Support Group for Lesbians Coming Out. I was so involved with this community for women who are either questioning, in the closet or out and proud, that I was asked to volunteer as a moderator. The next step really, was to combine my community experience with my professional experience in communications. Fortunately, Gays.com offered me this opportunity and here I am today, in my dream job working for a dream company :)

So, there you have it (well a bit of it) and now I will be your go-to person for anything related to Gays.com. I will act as an intermediary to let the wonderful designers and developers at Gays.com know what you want (and don’t want). Be gentle with me as I settle in…nah, what the heck, go for it; come and talk to me :)

Happily gay

Tara Thompson
Community Manager
Gays.com

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14 Responses

  1. melissa lozano

    June 30th, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    AWESOME Girl!!!

  2. Kathy Wunder

    July 1st, 2011 at 4:17 am

    Tara:

    You are one incredible woman and I know you will do as outstanding a job for gays.com as you do as a moderator for SFLCO.

    For anyone interested in joining the group you can find it here:

    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/SupportForLesbiansComingOut/

    Kathy

    Co-owner
    (SFLCO) Support For Lesbians Coming Out.

  3. Moly De' Claire

    July 1st, 2011 at 5:16 pm

    Hey.. Welcome!!!!! :) From, Moly.. I live in Malaysia..

  4. Eric Zheng

    July 5th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Hola! Hola! I know ya missed me!!!

  5. dawn henry

    July 11th, 2011 at 7:24 am

    Proud of you. Even more proud since we both share Jamaican heritage. Good luck, doesn’t seem like u will need to try very hard to make it a success.

  6. Julian

    July 21st, 2011 at 2:15 pm

    More power to you Cuz, still love you as my little sis.

  7. Thomas Faggot Baum

    August 10th, 2011 at 6:23 am

    thank you gays.com! I am a proud and gay male and dad, I have always been this way and happy, I enjoy others to talk and get to know! And I want people to know that this is a great country. Thank you again

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  9. Caroline

    September 7th, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Hello I would like to join this group on facebook! Although I am not gay but I have some clear we are all equal in the eyes of God and can not continue with closed minds to a new era A greeting!

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Yo-también-actúo-contra-la-discriminación-la-xenofobia-y-el-racismo/14505154552

  10. Deb

    September 11th, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    Think your site will be very helpful to connect people who want to live the life they are supposed to live, to learn from each other and feel safe while doing so. We all have to find our own way of making sense where we are at, where we want to be and how to get there! If you’re interested in more information and stories based on real people check out my site: http://www.introspexxion.com

    Deb :)
    Owner of Introspexxion.com
    Author of the articles

  11. Community manager france

    January 13th, 2012 at 7:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing ! excuse my bad english i’m an fench guy. It is possible to take your post in order to translate it on my frnech blog? Thanks. Best regards

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  13. ubrania do pracy

    January 6th, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Just want to say your article is as astonishing. The clearness in your post is simply nice and i could assume you are an expert on this subject. Well with your permission let me to grab your RSS feed to keep updated with forthcoming post. Thanks a million and please continue the gratifying work.

  14. Bethany Frasier

    January 10th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Had to tell you how much I enjoyed reading about you, Tara! I love involved and exuberant women! I’m your counterpart on another terrific community for lesbians, Sweetwhores.org/ I do the same job there that you do here, and I’m also the product of 2 cultures, so we seem to have a lot in common. I hope you have as much fun at your job here as I do mine! Great post, Tara!

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