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3:30 PM on 01.01.2014

Bill from The Last of Us voted as GLAAD's most intriguing

As Dtoid's Game of the Year for 2013, The Last of Us is a title that hit all the right notes for players, and will likely go down as one of the most memorable games of the last generation. It was earnest, brutal, and uncompro...

Alessandro Fillari


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10:00 PM on 05.08.2013

Gay marriage present in Nintendo's latest 3DS hit

Tomodachi Collection: New Life reportedly features a bug which allows male characters to engage in same-sex relationships. Male couples can marry, raise children, and even bathe together in the Nintendo's latest bestseller. T...

Kyle MacGregor

10:30 AM on 04.06.2013

QUILTBAG: The queer game jam has begun

When Bioware announced that they were going to make Star Wars: The Old Republic more inclusive by having one planet where same sex characters flirt with each other, reactions were split. Some on either side of the homophobia ...

Jonathan Holmes

9:30 AM on 04.06.2013

Analogue: A Hate Story gets a sequel, has new mechanics

Analogue: A Hate Story snuck up on the world behind and ended up becoming an international sensation. Developer Christine Love had been crafting these kinds of interactive narrative games for a while, but Analo...

Jonathan Holmes

9:00 AM on 01.29.2013

EA joins HRC coalition to repeal Defense of Marriage Act

Electronic Arts has thrown its lot in with the Human Rights Campaign, a coalition of business allied to help repeal the Defense of Marriage Act. The act, for those not in the know, is bigotry dressed in the coward's garb of t...

Jim Sterling

9:30 PM on 01.15.2013

The DTOID Show: DmC, Sir Hammerlock, & Gay Star Wars

Here's today's Destructoid Show, in all it's fabulous, timely glory.  For starters, there was that thing about how they added a gay planet in Star Wars: The Old Republic, which of course went over like a fart in Church. ...

Max Scoville

11:00 AM on 01.14.2013

Star Wars: The Old Republic and its new 'Gay Planet'

BioWare wants to take you to a gay bar. Or rather, a gay planet. Star Wars: The Old Republic is being updated to include a rather inelegant solution to its lack of gay characters -- a planet called Makeb where all the homosex...

Jim Sterling

12:00 PM on 09.20.2012

Electronic Arts will support Gaymercon

Gaymercon, the world's first gay-centric videogame convention, has received support from a major player. Electronic Arts, already the publisher of gay-friendly games like Mass Effect 3, has thrown its hat into the ring and wi...

Jim Sterling

11:30 AM on 09.11.2012

Owner of 'Gaymer' demands Reddit stop using the word

[Note: The header image is over Matthew "Gaymer" Brown as seen on Sony's The Tester, not the trademark guy going after Reddit. Sorry if I didn't make that clear enough.] Although "Gaymer" has entered our cultural vernacular (...

Jim Sterling

5:00 PM on 09.02.2012

GaymerCon fully funded for August 2013 in San Francisco

This weekend the buena gente behind GaymerCon announced that they were successful in obtaining the funding to provide a safe space for LGBTQ folks to hangout and share their love of games. After bringing in nearly four times ...

Kyle MacGregor

10:00 AM on 08.06.2012

Gaymercon beats funding goal in five days

While there are still those who wonder what the point of Gaymercon is, people with money have demonstrated that it is, at least, important to them. The gay-friendly convention has surpassed its funding within five days, with ...

Jim Sterling







The importance of a gay gamer convention  photo
The importance of a gay gamer convention
by Jim Sterling

Last night, Destructoid writer Sophie Prell brought news of a team trying to raise funds for the world's first full-scale LGBT gamer convention, titled Gaymercon. The reaction from our community was ... a little disheartening. I've felt for a while that we've started becoming one of the most open-minded and welcoming of online videogame communities, and while I still think that, I think it just a touch less right now. 

There was, to be quite frank, a lot of ignorant shit being spouted with regards to this project. Not by everyone, but by enough people to warrant a few clarifications. After all, when so many readers seem confused about the point of a gay gamer convention, and seem viciously angry about it, they definitely need to be sat down and talked to.

Stay a while and listen. 

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11:00 PM on 08.02.2012

GaymerCon is videogames gone totally gay -- awesome!

Last night, Kickstarter got a little more gay. Matt Conn and the organizers of GaymerCon, the first gaming convention with a focus on the LGBTQ community, started their crowdfunding drive with a goal of $25,000. One day ...

Sophie Prell

1:00 PM on 07.29.2012

Minecraft is populated by 'genderless homosexuals'

Notch has been chatting about gender in the world of Minecraft, relating how the protagonist was never meant to be a man or a woman, and only became known as Steve due to a random name choice. See Minecraft recognizes neither...

Jim Sterling

8:00 AM on 04.05.2012

EA defends itself against homophobic hate mail

Electronic Arts has come under fire from right wing Christian groups for the sin of allowing gay-friendly content in its games. A letter campaign, seemingly spearheaded by the Florida Family Association, accuses EA of corrupt...

Jim Sterling

3:00 PM on 03.05.2012

Jimquisition: Mass Effect 3 & the case for a gay Shepard

Apparently last week's episode of Jimquisition was far too subtle for some folk, and it threw up a lot more questions than answers. It also sparked a debate in which some of the dumbest arguments against the inclusion of a g...

Jim Sterling