Resources Materials for members and admins
- This is an all-inclusive community, NOT a group for people of a particular gender or sexual orientation. Sexism, racism, biphobia and/or transphobia will not be tolerated, nor will inflammatory debates about those subjects. Groups part of the Australian Gaymers Network are a safe space where everyone has a right to feel welcome, and we are all responsible for ensuring that this is the case.
- Be respectful. Civil discussion and debates are welcome, and people are free to state their opinions and disagreements. But do not attack or insult others. If someone attacks you, do not respond in kind — report it to an admin. This is also not a place for drama-baiting posts, including fanboyism and console wars.
- Do not harass or knowingly cause discomfort to other members. If someone tells you that you’re bothering them, then stop.
- No spam/advertising/sales posts. If you would like to promote something that you think is relevant to the group, but you aren’t sure if it’ll be okay, then run it past an admin.
- Clearly mark spoilers and NSFW content, and make sure that neither will appear on people’s screens until they actually click your post.
A violation of these rules will result in a ban from any groups, services and events.
Safe Space Policy
Every member is welcome, regardless of gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, size, race/ethnicity, age, or religion. The aim of the safe space policy below is to ensure that people are never made to feel uncomfortable or unwelcome on any of these grounds, both in our online spaces and at the events we run.
By participating in a member group, you agree that:
- We are collectively and individually committed to safety and inclusivity.
- We have zero tolerance for bullying, abuse, harassment, or discrimination.
- We respect everyone’s identities, including their sexual orientation, gender, name and pronouns. We do not make assumptions about any of these things, and ask if there is a need to do so.
- We respect people’s physical and emotional boundaries, and we actively communicate to seek consent from those around us before engaging in physical contact or discussing sensitive subjects.
- We refrain from using language that can be considered oppressive (systemically or otherwise), e.g. sexist, racist, homophobic, biphobic, transphobic, ableist, classist, etc., including (but is not limited to) the use of slurs, stereotypes and jokes that target marginalised groups.
- We respect that people who experience exclusion or discrimination in the wider community may not wish to participate in discussions about such issues here, and we put each member’s right to an inclusive and supportive space ahead of anyone’s desire to raise questions or debates on those topics.
- We respect people’s opinions, beliefs, lived experiences and differing points of view – while also aiming to express our own views in a way that does not conflict with any of the above.
Anyone engaging in harassment of members or guests in or around group events or online spaces will be asked to stop immediately, or risk expulsion from an event and group. Harassment includes offensive verbal comments or attitudes related to identity or appearance, deliberate intimidation, stalking, doxxing, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of the event, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.
These things are NOT OK.
All group members, including the committee, are subject to these policies. As such, if there are ever any aspects of group events – including artwork, communication, game selection or event partners – which you feel are offensive or make you uncomfortable, please let the admins of the respective group know.
We welcome you to reach out to us at any time to inform us of harassment or other incidents that have made you feel uncomfortable or unsafe in the group, regardless of when they occurred. You can contact the admins of your respective group using the contact details listed in the directory. All communication will be dealt with in confidence.
Any issues to be raised with the Australian Gaymers Network, should be sent via the contact form.