Homophobic Hackers Hit Gay Gaming Site

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GayGamers.net isn’t so gay lately. (Look, if you want me to avoid the gratuitous puns, you’re going to be severely disappointed.) The site was hate-hacked over the weekend.

Fred Phelps and his despicable crew? Wouldn’t surprise me, but as of yet, the culprit is unknown, and appears to come from Philadelphia, not Kansas.

GayGamers was bullied offline over the weekend by a series of denial-of-service attacks, reports Kotaku, coupled with threatening emails and forum hate speech.

Brian Crecente reports, "The site deleted the offensive messages, but the continued DOS attacks lead [sic] to the site’s host taking GayGamer down until the attacks could be permanently blocked. De Marco hopes to get the site operational by Monday, but is having problems getting a straight answer from their host, GoDaddy.Com."

See, the puns are nearly unavoidable.

And "FruitBrute," (sigh) the editor of GayGamer, adds, "You can’t keep a good gay gamer down, so we’ll be back before you know it, serving up all the sassy game content you can handle."

Indeed, the attacks were, in the end, unsuccessful, and the GayGamer is back in operation.

It is kind of sad that people have nothing better to do than harass the gay community online, who, especially if you’ve never heard of them until this article, kept to themselves in their own corner of the Web.

By the way, there’s a link on the website to a listing of the top 20 gay game characters of all time, and I have to say, I didn’t know, but should have realized that Don Flaminco of Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out for NES was total flamer.

Or, as FruitBrute puts it, "In my opinion Don really walks that fine line between gay and Vain Latin Metrosexual Eurotrash."

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Homophobic Hackers Hit Gay Gaming Site
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  • http://gaygamer.net Mikey

    Thank you for covering the attack and subsequent outage of our site. After scurrying around all weekend, we managed to get things back up. http://gaygamer.net

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