We are thrilled to welcome some new faces and communities to our AnyKey Affiliates program!

As with all past additions, our small collection of Affiliates includes individuals, communities, and esports teams already doing great things in gaming to champion diversity, inclusion, and great sportsmanship. While these are only a few of the many groups and individuals out in the gaming wilds that are doing great things, our hope is that the Affiliates Program can help to raise the visibility of these excellent role models while also pointing the way to more options for positive and welcoming gaing spaces.

TLDR: if you are looking for more diversity in gaming, our list of Affiliates is a great starting point.

If you would like to submit yourself, your community, or your team as a possible Affiliate, please do contact us, and be sure to join us on Discord to say hi! Remember that our Affiliate program is NOT part of the Twitch Affiliate program, or officially involved with Twitch at all.

Also note that we got swamped with Affiliate applications after we launched the GLHF Pledge badge with Twitch, and we are still working through that backlog. But while this program may be growing slowly, it is growing surely, and we hope to recognize even more wonderful examples of diversity and inclusion in the future.

Learn more about our newest Affiliates here and on our Affiliates page.

Black Girl Gamers

Black Girl Gamers is an online community that aims to positively promote diversity and affect change within the gaming industry.  Initially created as a safe space in 2015, void of the sexism and racism (misogynoir) widely experienced in gaming, the platform has grown from its original purpose to become the hub for all things gaming from the black woman perspective.

With a membership of 1500 multifaceted gamers, streamers and game developers that continues to grow, the BGG community has become a visible and impactful movement being featured in the press and on panels to provide insight into how Black Women experience gaming and how to progress forward.

Though the BGG community exists in a safe space, the movement is in no way exclusive.  Our community expands into public discords and online streams to allow members and supporters to share and play together as one ‘BGG family’.

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Calamity Jamie

Calamity Jamie is a streamer, artist, and philanthropy consultant; as well as a full-time corgi wrangler and game gremlin.  Jamie seeks to balance technology and wellness, creating content that focuses on community, empathy, and trying-best.

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Immortals

Immortals is a global esports organization based in Los Angeles. Founded in 2015, Immortals has raised strategic investment from AEG, Lionsgate, the Milken Family, and Steve Kaplan. The franchise owns and operates the Los Angeles Valiant, one of two Los Angeles-based franchises in Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, which launched in January 2018. Immortals competes in leading esports titles including CS:GO, DOTA2, and Super Smash Brothers as well as mobile esports Clash Royale and Arena of Valor in its newly created Immortals Mobile division. Immortals strives to create a long-lasting community of professional gamers, aspiring players, and passionate fans, united by a commitment to competitive excellence and a welcoming environment for all.

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Michele Morrow

Michele Morrow is the co-creator, executive producer, and star of YouTube Red’s six-episode esports comedy, “Good Game”. Known to many gamers for being a giant Blizzard fangirl, Morrow has co-anchored “Blizzcon” over the past four years. A voice over artist, she is Alleria Windrunner in “Hearthstone”, Gwen in “Embers of War”, and (her first VO job) the intro voice of G4’s “X-Play”.  In 2015, Morrow hosted the first-ever televised competition of “Heroes of the Dorm” on ESPN2, and later analyzed esports news on her daily show for Bleacher Report.

In five years, Morrow has contributed to the gaming world at large in many successful ways; including hosting shows, moderating panels, and making appearances; for companies including Playstation, Lionsgate, Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, 2K Games, and more. In 2017, she was the only woman nominated for the Cynopsis Esports’ Ambassador Award for “Personality of the Year”, and was later asked to join their official esports advisory board. For 2018, Morrow joined ELEAGUE’s TBS broadcast team for Tekken, and will be the voice in a major animation coming out later this year. Morrow also founded Under Pressure Productions, which will focus on making more cool content for gamers across various platforms.

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/r/GirlGamers

“Girl Gamer”

A delightfully polarizing term for women who game.

This is a community space for ladies to hang out, talk about gaming, and game together. We also discuss topics around women in geek culture and debrief about experiences that occur as a result of their gender. Or you know, just post some bad ass makeup tutorials inspired by video games. We like that stuff here!

Our community has two parts: an open and active subreddit, and a carefully curated discord to encourage and support each other.

Folks of all genders and identities are welcome to join us on the subreddit!

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Thumbstick Mafia

Thumbstick Mafia is a support system and network for black and woc that mainly focuses on the subculture of gaming as it applies to our intersection of black and minority womanhood.

We want to build a space that ensures we can actively participate and grow together. We offer support by the way of the podcast – having open discussions about how to navigate your way through life as a content creator, we find and share content creators and their work through our #TMSHARE and serve as a point of entry for those looking to explore the culture.

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