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Gay Forum

The Gay Forum. Only at this event does 'separate but equal' have a place. Since 2006, CCBill has worked to ensure that The Phoenix Forum is inclusive and welcoming, joining every segment of the industry to do business together. Our serious focus and commitment on the participation, commitment and respect for our ultra-important gay market community, has been the foundation of the safe, welcoming environment called the Gay Forum at The Phoenix Forum.

You will find a broad mix of all segments in the gay industry, including online broadcast platforms, award-winning directors, iconic paysites, creative production, stalwart service providers, and other industry leaders. Throw a mob of sexy models into the mix for some diversity and you have the Gay Forum.

Fun, Fabulous, and Family

We are excited to again present the central hub of the Gay Forum, the Gay Spot, the hot spot for schmoozing, laughing, dishing and hanging with ‘family’ - with an open bar hosted by our friends at JustFor.Fans. But this year, we crank up the networking with a new micro-expo environment to showcase our best. On the first busy day, we are excited to kick off the weekend with all of our boys on the veranda at the Happiest-Place-on-Earth Welcome Party on Thursday evening.

For nighttime fun, every night will be booked. On Thursday, join Morgan and his stars at the open air Rula Bula patio, at the wildly popular Cybersocket Party and after a long busy day on Friday, keep checking in on the website for more info on the Friday Night Heat event. And after spending Saturday at the pool, show off your glow at the VOYEUR Community Awards, where we say thanks to some of our community talent.

During the days, Pool Day Saturday is back, with models and lots of skin (and sunscreen) in the Arizona sun. Or you can expand your mind, and sit in on the Industry Expert Roundtable, with visionaries musing on the current trends in the industry, the gay community at large, and what to look for in the future.

Get Your Gay Out There

We have a number of sponsorship options specific to reaching the gay market, with hosted bars, special events and custom options. Got an idea? Drop us a line and let's be creative.

Read more about the Gay Forum at The Phoenix Forum, presented by CCBill.

Gary Jackson

About the Author

Gary Jackson

Gary brings nearly two decades of experience in the online media and commerce markets to the industry, having built from scratch four successful sales organizations for several software and ISP start-ups. Since joining CCBill in 2006, he has been a champion for CCBill’s business expansion for merchants and partners of CCBill, as indicated by the launch of a number of pioneering software innovations and traffic tools, including FlexForms, Merchant Connect, Integration Partners and the industry’s first stored payment service, CCBill Pay. Additionally, he led CCBill’s diversification into mainstream, dating and tangible markets, for which CCBill has been recognized with the iDate Award for Best Payment System for three years running. Currently leading the CCBill team as Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Gary has been honored in the online adult industry with the 2012 XBIZ Award for Executive Leadership, the Cybersocket Business Person of the Year in 2011 and 2018, the Cybersocket Wall of Fame Award of Excellence in 2017, and this past year, was honored with the 2018 XBIZ Executive Award for Senior Leadership. Since 2014, he has been involved with ASACP as an Advisory Council member and most recently on the Executive Committee. In his personal time, Gary can be found spending his time working with several non-profit organizations in the Phoenix area.


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