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Fans Love Candyman’s Refreshing Portrayal of a Gay Couple reports that queer audiences heading to theaters this week to catch the much anticipated Candyman sequel are in for a surprisingly delicious treat. The Nia de Costa directed and Jordan Field produced film not only stars out actors Coleman Domingo and Carl Clements-Hopkis but also prominently includes a gay couple and spoiler alert despite this being a horror movie it doesn’t bury its gaze the couple in question is Troy Cartwright the gay brother of Brianna played by Tiana Paris and his partner Grady played by Nathan Stuart. Jarrett and Kyle Kaminsky respectively although Troy and Grady might not technically be the main characters they are in our hearts. They do play a notable role in the action and provide audiences the opportunity to see a loving authentic depiction of gay love.

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Top Level Design Releases First Year Impact Report for .gay Domains Alongside Second Season of LGBTQ Webseries on Revry TV

Over $148,000 raised and donated to .gay’s nonprofit beneficiaries GLAAD and CenterLink in 2020

PORTLAND, Ore.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#domain–Domain registry Top Level Design today released its inaugural .gay Impact Report, covering the domain’s community impact and giving through 2020, its first year of operation. To celebrate, .gay has also premiered a second season of its LGBTQ webseries, “The Library”, available globally on Revry TV, and at

With the launch of .gay, Top Level Design set out to create a platform to uphold, fund, and celebrate LGBTQ communities, and in so doing, created a brand culture that LGBTQ people, organizations, and businesses see as valuable.

Top Level Design can now show that .gay has the potential to:

  • elevate and legitimize community ideas, businesses, and projects while connecting allies directly to the queer zeitgeist
  • help position businesses as allies with LGBTQ communities and nonprofit circles, while providing an easy-access way to boldly show support
  • strengthen LGBTQ audience reach and community impact for businesses and brands by way of the .gay partner network, giving components, and PR generated by .gay
  • provide a vehicle and entry point to businesses interested in promoting their diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives

From major brands like Calvin Klein, Absolut Vodka, and GoDaddy, to out celebrities like George Takei, Adam Lambert, and Roxane Gay, to LGBTQ organizations like PFLAG National, ActionLink, and the Feel Something Foundation, the .gay community has grown into one of the most vibrant, diverse, and supportive online spaces in its first year on the market!

By The Numbers

  • $148,864.41 raised for LGBTQ Community Beneficiaries GLAAD and CenterLink. The registry continues to donate 20% of all .gay registration revenue. 2021 totals will be announced at year’s end.
  • 564,000,000+ people reached through the domain’s public launch and press tour
  • 2,300,000+ people watched .gay’s LGBTQ web series “The Library” since it premiered
  • 6,400+ brands and individuals registered their .gay domain names during .gay’s first year on the market, with over 13,000 names registered as of 9/21

Download the full 2020 .gay Impact Report

Watch both seasons of .gay’s “The Library” online


Logan Lynn

.gay Public Relations Director

Top Level Design

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