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Type of site
LGBT social networking service
Available in English, German
Revenue Advertising
Alexa rank Increase 903,399 (June 2017)[1]
Registration Required
Launched 17 May 2008 (2008-05-17)
Current status Active (not to be confused with is an LGBT social networking service and website launched on 17 May 2012, operated and privately owned by Limited.[2] Users must register before using the service, after which they may create a personal profile, add other users as friends and exchange messages.

The June 2008 issue of City Weekend magazine referred to as "the gay Facebook".[3]


In 2006, the purchase of the domain name for $500,000 by German entrepreneurs Julius and David Dreyer was a record sale for the year and one of the highlights of the domain name industry.[4] The website launched as a closed beta in Shanghai on 17 May 2008 and was timed to coincide with the fourth International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.[5] became open beta on 10 September 2008.[6]

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  1. ^ "". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 20 July 2012. 
  2. ^ " Launch of a New-generation Social Networking Website for the GLBT Community". Yahoo. 17 May 2008. 
  3. ^ "THE LGBeaT: The Gay Facebook". City Weekend. 5 June 2008. 
  4. ^ " Sold for $500,000 as Online Auction Drives Domain Sales Boom". Sedo. 7 November 2006. 
  5. ^ "The long-awaited launch party pics". blog. 26 May 2008. 
  6. ^ " moves into open beta". The Inquisitr. 14 September 2008. 

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