The Gay Archipelago (GA) is an international region in Second Life, today consisting of 125 sims. We share traffic, conduct Archipelago-wide events, and welcome LGBT newcomers into Second Life. Gay Archipelago has a variety of content, including businesses, land rental, shopping, entertainment, role-playing, and services for the gay Second Life community.
At the beginning of 2010, Linden Labs assigned the Gay Archipelago its own area, allowing it to further expand, enabling it to remain focused on, and working for the LGBT community.
The purpose of the Gay Archipelago is to provide a wide region managed by its Estate owners where like minded individuals can live in harmony and community and where they can shop and find services, parties and destinations geared to their lifestyle. It helps owners and residents of Sims to promote their businesses and events. It coordinates region-wide activities and events, promoting them to all of SL. It works to provide an orderly expansion of the region. It acts as one of the spokespersons for all LGBT residents in Second Life. It provides a center for information not only for the Gay Archipelago itself but for all LGBT residents of SL. Through the Gay Archipelago LGBT Pride Sim, it aspires to be the first stop for LGBT people entering Second Life – a place of welcome, orientation, community and help.
The sim Pride, at the heart of Gay Archipelago, hosts the LGBT Community Gateway for newcomers in Second Life. This Community Gateway is legitimated by the important number of LGBT sims around. In front of the Gateway, the Community building is the common building for the Offices of the Gay Archipelago, Second Pride, Lesbian Organization, Transgenders and Bi organizations.
Check out the Groups from the Gay Archipelago and our Facebook group page.
Few words about the GA history