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All about Gayther

Your global community resource

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Gayther is a service designed for the gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and all groups with non-traditional gender and sexual identities, collectively known as the LGBTQIA+ community
All good things come in threes

  ABOUT GAYTHER

three websites,

one unique service

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We at Gayther are passionate about the LGBTQIA+ community and use our service to advocate for the many people worldwide. Working towards helping everyone, regardless of their gender or sexual identity, see and understand more about the diverse and unique individuals who form this exceptional community. A community made up of groups of people that have been around for thousands of years. It is the only group that truly represents every country, race, religion and speaks every language across the globe.

Gayther is tailored towards the global community and works on the principle that no one is excluded. Regardless of their gender or sexual identity, everyone is welcome. Free to learn more about LGBTQIA+ history, the diverse community its members and ultimately to bring people together, dispelling misinformation and mistrust.

Since Gayther launched, the service has continued to grow. The growth of information and services has meant we had to change our approach and the ways visitors interact with and access the wide range of comprehensive tools, services, and guides. At Gayther, we work with the principle that accessibility is crucial and that you should never have to click more than three times to find the information you want or need, so staying true to our values, we created Gayther Trinary

Gayther Trinary is one service, providing three unique websites tailored and focusing on different aspects and themes. Gayther Core is the leading site, home to the country and regional guides, media and news, showcase sections, weather information, and much more.

Gayther Care provides information and services specifically relating to the health and wellbeing of the LGBTQIA+ community, with specific and tailored information concerning the various groups and themes.

Share, also known as Gayther Affinity, is a networking service, a safe space for speaking with and connecting to others from the global community.

Click here to learn more about Gayther Trinary

Share any of the many colourful and stylish Gayther badges designed to complement your blog, website, publication or newsletter
Share a QR code with your customers, friends and family. With hundreds of QR codes available for download, enabling you to scan and be instantly directed to the relevant page
Explore the wide range of games and quizzes on Gayther, all designed to help you have fun and, at the same time, learn more about the community
Learn more about the Gayther Trinary and all of the dedicated and available websites and services

  THE NEED FOR POSTIVITY AND REPRESENTATION

fear and misinformation creates

misunderstandings

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Mistrust often exists where there is a lack of understanding

Over the past 50 years, the global LGBTQIA+ community has seen continued acceptance and improvements in the rights and laws concerning equal treatment, anti-discrimination, gender equality and recognition. Though the community in many countries has seen their rights and freedoms improve, millions of people still live in countries, societies, and environments where they are oppressed. Living in fear and persecuted for accepting who they are.

History has shown time again that equality and legal protection are not assured or guaranteed. What should be freely given to all citizens around the world can be quickly taken away. Potential changes in government, negative media campaigns, even a lack of understanding causing fear and often resulting in people hating what they do not know.

Today, in the 21st century, it is essential that we dispel all of the misinformation. By showing the world that our gender or sexual identities do make us different in some ways. However, we also have much more in common, and that we all share the same or similar aspirations. Our identities are part but are not the only things that make us who we are. We all must help to remove any fear and stigmatism. So, if in the future, should a child or loved one identify as LGBTQIA+, they will know that it does not change who they are or limit what they can achieve in their lives.

Ultimately, we are all humans with the same dreams, aspirations, hopes, fears and desires.

Gayther offers a vast range of tools, services and guides designed for the LGBTQIA+ community. To help you find what you are looking for quickly, we have created a sitemap page and interactive sitemap tool

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The big directory comprises fourteen groups and over one thousand categories, from travel accommodation to home maintenance

There are thousands of events taking place, it is not always easy to know what is going on and when, Gayther can help

The Care Providers and Services directory lists businesses and services that are inclusive and welcoming to all
There are millions of non-profit organisations, advice services, and support groups worldwide, all designed to help you

  GAYTHER’S HISTORY

positive representation for all within the global

LGBTQIA+ Community

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Over the years, there have been many LGBTQIA+ tailored tools and services available to the community. Though most are very good, many are often specialist, tailored towards a specific area, country or region. With a community made up of many diverse groups, some of the many tools and services are often designed and tailored towards specific sub-groups within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Though equality and the treatment of the community have been improving over the past 20 years, there is still a long way to go. For community members, there is a reality and consideration that is not always widely acknowledged or discussed. A fact that relates to both their daily lives and all special events. Many countries have anti-discrimination laws in place. However, when experiencing discrimination, it is not always easy to see how justice is served. In addition, most people are not always aware of the reporting process when experiencing discrimination abroad.

Many within the community want to go about their everyday lives without stress and hassle. Knowing that a country, area, business or service are gay-friendly can make a massive difference. The focus is on acceptance and spending money and rewarding organisations, businesses, regions, and countries which are deserving. Many only needing to make a clear statement that everyone is welcome.
And Gayther is born…

With 26.3% or 53.5 million individuals living in countries still criminalising same-sex relationships and 12 still enforcing the death penalty, it can be dangerous for community members living or visiting those regions. Travelling overseas takes time, research, and planning for many individuals who identify as gay, transgender, or other non-traditional gender or sexual identities. A task that takes time in establishing and discovering more about the laws and attitudes within a given country. In addition, how others that have visited a specific area before have been treated during their stay.

We developed Gayther to be a truly global service, to represent all within the community. A service designed to make it easier for community members to find gay-friendly and welcoming businesses and services and help plan any future or upcoming trips around the world. Gayther was officially launched in 2019; however, work had been underway for several years in terms of the extensive content. Many maps, detailed geoinformation and resources, are bespoke and were designed and created to be explicitly used within the service.

And the future…

Since going live, the service has grown considerably since its launch. With the introduction of the trinary, Gayther has grown to include a networking site (safe space for users) and dedicated and tailored resources for many underrepresented groups, such as LGBTQIA+ refugees and the elder LGBTQIA+ community.

It is estimated that there are over 4.6 billion active internet users worldwide; however, most users access the internet via mobile devices. There are still groups around the world that access and research information through websites and online tools. Gayther prides itself on accessibility and useability and plans both now and in the long term to be a multi-platform service. We will continue to develop our website presence and develop solutions on both the Android and IOS platforms.

Discover all about the amazing LGBTQIA+ community, learn about the community and the various personal pronouns and use the interactive maps to discover countries that recognise same-sex marriages, unions, and so much more

  OUR MISSION AND VALUES

All the things we believe and

value

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OUR MISSION

To help connect the global LGBTQIA+ community and all their friends and allies. Informing, inspiring and innovating through our services, guides, information and products, all of which are designed to help, support and make life a little easier

GOALS & VALUES
All of the goals and values that underpin Gayther
  • REPRESENT – representing all within the global community
  • RESPECT – respect and value all regardless of their gender or sexual identity
  • INNOVATE – innovate and develop solutions that benefit community members
  • TRANSPARENT – clear and transparent communications, products and information
  • ACCESSIBILITY – accessibility and useability on a variety of platforms and services
  • ADVOCATE – advocacy and highlighting the many causes, issues and challenges faced within the community
Stay up-to-date with all that is happening within the global LGBTQIA+ community. From the latest news to the articles covering all the main themes, subjects, and areas. All of the challenges many of the community face within their daily lives. Discover more about Gayther news and media today

  MEET HAPI

we are all often misunderstood and

misrepresented

We developed Gayther to be a fun and interactive experience. We felt that having a mascot on the site was an excellent way to help introduce a fun and consistent approach. We picked Hapi because the Hyena, like most individuals within the LGBTQIA+ community, is greatly misunderstood and misrepresented.
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Hello, my name is Hapi, and yes, you have guessed it, I am a spotted Hyena. Before we get into the misconceptions that exist regarding Hyenas, I wanted to explain my name
WHAT’S IN A NAME
I was named after the ancient androgynous Egyptian god Hapi, who was known as the bringer of vegetation to the banks of the river Nile. In drawings of the god Hapi, you will typically see a large belly, female chest and a ceremonial false beard. Hapi was a well-respected and revered ancient Egyptian god and was worshipped over five thousand years ago. I am proud to be named after this well-known androgynous deity.
NOW ABOUT MY KIND
Hyenas are a greatly misunderstood and misrepresented mammal. We have been villainised in films, cartoons and books, but I am no villain. People often fear what they do not know, so here are a few facts about my kind:
  • we have been on the earth for over 24 million years
  • we are primarily nocturnal animals, which means we come out at night
  • people only see us as scavengers; however, we are also very effective hunters
  • we are the original recyclers as nothing goes to waste
  • we are highly intelligent and social animals
  • we live in large groups, which are known as clans
  • female members of the clan typically lead
  • we are great communicators and use sounds, postures and signals to communicate with each other
  • we laugh, yell, whoop and cackle – some of which can be heard up to 5 kilometres away
  • our laugh is usually used to tell others that we are excited or frustrated
Like humans, there are good and bad hyenas, but once you get to know me, you will find I am funny, lovable, loyal, and a true friend
‘I am just Hapi being me.’
#proud2blgbtq
You can quickly search over 900 unique weather locations using the weather tool. Discover the best time to travel to a specific area, when is the least chance of rain or when it might snow. Discover more about the Gayther Weather tool today
Gayther Affinity is a private platform for the global LGBTQIA+ community. A space that gives you the freedom to be yourself. Helping you communicate with and connect to people similar to yourself. People from around the world from all age groups and backgrounds. Signup for your free Affinity account today
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  EXPLAINER VIDEOS

learn more about Gayther with our

explainer videos

View any of our explainer videos to learn more about Gayther and discover all of the fantastic and extensive features Gayther has to offer. The videos are short and will provide you with an overview of what you can expect and the benefits of using the Gayther service.
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  DISCOVER MORE ON GAYTHER

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IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: The information displayed on this page is for illustrative purposes only and does not constitute advice. It is essential that before travelling that you independently establish information relating specifically to your requirements and circumstances. Though we endeavour to keep all information across the site updated, we do not guarantee the accuracy and completeness of any information displayed. The languages and terms featured on this page are literal translations and have not been validated or verified. The service is provided free of charge, and by using it, you accept that you are doing so at your own risk. This page may contain external links to third party websites; Gayther provides these links for your convenience and does not endorse, warrant or recommend any particular products or services. By clicking on any external links, you will leave Gayther and be taken to the third-party website, which you do so at your own risk and by accessing the site, you will be required to comply with the external third party’s terms and conditions of use and privacy policies