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Gay.com, Valued at $6.9m, Donated to Los Angeles LGBT Center

LA_LGBT_logoIn quite an extraordinary donation, gay.com has been donated to the Los Angeles LGBT Center, the world’s largest organisation providing services to LGBT people. The domain name was valued at $6.9 million by the previous owner, and donor, VS Media and its flagship live cam site Flirt4Free.

“The Los Angeles LGBT Center provides services for more LGBT people than any other organisation in the world,” said Flirt4Free Executive Vice President Brad Estes. “I’m very happy to announce that the future of Gay.com will go on within their extraordinary organisation.”

VS Media acquired the domain last year and wanted to transform it into something that would provide maximum support for the LGBT community. They reached out to five of the top LGBT charities and asked them to come up with a proposal detailing how they planned to use the site in order to further their organisation while supporting the LGBT community as a whole.

“We were thrilled to see the enthusiasm and ideas the challenge brought forth by the various charities,” said Flirt4Free President Gregory Clayman Clayman.

Vanguard, the Center’s blog, shares stories related to the work of the Center, which offers dozens of programs and services in four main categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, and Leadership and Advocacy.

“We’re incredibly grateful to VSMedia for turning control of Gay.com to the Center,” said Jim Key, the Center’s chief marketing officer.

“There are so many great, important and untold stories related to the Center’s local and global work, which is why we recently launched our blog. At the very least, the traffic from Gay.com will help even more people learn how we’re building a world where LGBT people thrive as healthy, equal and complete members of society.

“But we’ve only begun to think about the possibilities for the domain.”

Since 1969 the Los Angeles LGBT Center has cared for, championed and celebrated LGBT individuals and families in Los Angeles and beyond. Today the Center employs more than 600 people providing services for more LGBT people than any other organisation in the world, offering programs, services and global advocacy that span four broad categories: Health, Social Services and Housing, Culture and Education, Leadership and Advocacy. They describe themselves as an unstoppable force in the fight against bigotry and the struggle to build a better world; a world in which LGBT people can be healthy, equal and complete members of society.