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EA joins HRC coalition to repeal Defense of Marriage Act


Publisher does a good turn for gay rights
Jan 29
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... read

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


Plus: Chubby Kings
Jan 15
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. ... read

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


Peril of the Pink Planet
Jan 14
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... read

Electronic Arts will support Gaymercon


Industry villain plays hero to fledgling event
Sep 20
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... read

Owner of 'Gaymer' demands Reddit stop using the word


People own words, even if they're puns everybody thought of
Sep 11
[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 (... read

GaymerCon fully funded for August 2013 in San Francisco


Sep 02
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 ... read

Gaymercon beats funding goal in five days


Aug 06
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 ... read

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... read feature

GaymerCon is videogames gone totally gay -- awesome!


Aug 02
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 ... read

Minecraft is populated by 'genderless homosexuals'


Jul 29
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... read

EA defends itself against homophobic hate mail


Apr 05
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... read

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


Mar 05
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... read

Jimquisition: Mass Effect 3: A Gay Erotic Love Story


Feb 27
Let it not be said that I can't get mileage out of a concept. My Mass Effect 3 gay love story went over really well when it was posted on Destructoid last week, so I did a sultry reading of it on this week's Jimquisition for... read

The Mass Effect fan seductively slid his disc into the tray, the warm humming of his computer implying an eagerness to receive. With hands almost trembling in anticipation, he booted up Origin, greeted with the familiar pop-u... read feature

BioWare issues statement in support of Jennifer Hepler


Feb 21
Yesterday, I was given the sadly-not-rare opportunity to call out a bunch of assholes on the Internet, chiefly the stooges who organized a hate campaign against BioWare writer Jennifer Hepler. A large group of people got it i... read

FRC: The Old Republic is full of homosexual activists


Jan 30
Star Wars: The Old Republic will definitely turn all of your children gay, according to right-wing Christian lunatic group, the Family Research Council. FRC president Tony Perkins recently criticized BioWare's MMO for being f... read

Art Juice: The Ultimate Videogame Protagonist


Jan 02
[Every week (until I get bored), Art Juice takes a recent videogame story and provides an unremittingly artistic slant, telling us a little something about ourselves in the process ... whether we want to know the truth or not... read

I was reading this very nice article on Gamasutra about the dearth of legitimate homosexual characters in videogames, and was particularly struck by writer Andrew Meade's suggestion at the end -- make Nathan Drake gay. Now, b... read feature

Animal Crossing 3DS dev diary reveals burning hot news


Dec 04
Want to watch a slow paced, ten-minute dev diary with the developers of Animal Crossing 3DS? No? Well then, I'll run down the highlights for you! Either way, you are about to get the facts on the new Animal Crossing whe... read

Mario and Toad's is an everlasting friendship


Dec 01
The Game Station, maker of "The Tale of the DragonBorn" film we posted recently, whipped up this tender little story of love and friendship. What if Mario wasn't after the Princess? What if he was trying to rescue Toad all a... read

TtWaV Teaser: Should Skyward Sword be rated M?


Nov 05
[Talking to Women about Videogames is a series where Jonathan Holmes talks to different people who are women about the biggest videogame news of the week for some reason.] Nintendo has a track record for including gende... read

My amazing adventures at BlizzCon 2011


Oct 27
I only had a few hours to spend at BlizzCon 2011 this past weekend, and I wanted to do as much fun stuff as possible in that very limited amount of time. I had already played StarCraft II and Diablo III (and don't regularly ... read

Blizzard under fire for homophobic Blizzcon video


Oct 27
Blizzard has come under fire for featuring an interview with Cannibal Corpse frontman George Fisher during Blizzcon's closing concert. The video rolled partway through an Level 90 Epic Tauren Chieftain performance, in w... read

Same-sex marriage is coming to Skyrim


Aug 25
It would appear that medieval-tinged fantasy worlds are more progressive than we are, as gay marriage is perfectly acceptable in The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. The news comes by way of Bethesda marketing man Pete Hines, who con... read

I'd stick my mushroom into THESE plumbers' Warp Pipes!


Jul 19
Our lovely features editor Chad Concelmo said we needed more Hard Gay on Destructoid today and his handsome wish is my lowly command! What you're looking at are some physically delectable specimens of manhood dressed up like ... read

I'm sorry about this: Pokemen at Anime Expo


Jul 08
I apologize in advance. If you're one of those guys that clicks play before reading, I'm super sorry. This video is...wow. It comes from YouTube user acksonl, a guy that has gained some popularity by filming cosplay videos... read

The Unofficial Destructoid IRC has moved to Quakenet


Jun 28
Our little community-run IRC channel has been active since 2007, and some years ago we moved from some server I don't even remember to Dynastynet. However, Dynastynet has been having some serious connections issues the past f... read

Earthworm Jim creator ... no friend to gay people?


May 28
Earthworm Jim creator Doug TenNapel is, apparently, a living parody of American bigotry. Recently, the artist made several amazing comments on the subject of Christianity, gay marriage, and why AMERICURRRR is the best damn co... read

The Destructoid Unofficial IRC guide


May 22
[Important: We have moved from Dynastynet to Quakenet. Just use the info under "Basic Info" as server info for all steps of the guide. Registering yourself doesn't work via Nickserv on Quakenet, so use this as a guide instea... read

BioWare writer accused of negatively portraying gay folk


Mar 29
BioWare writer David Gaider has upset people for daring to portray a gay character as anything but a flawless beacon of brilliance in Dragon Age 2. A petition for his firing has started up online, inspiring a counter-petition... read

Apple pulls 'Gay Cure' app after consumer petition


Mar 23
Yesterday, news of an app that claimed to "cure" people of homosexuality enraged a fair few people, both in and out of the LGBT community. Responding to overwhelming consumer protest, Apple has decided to pull the app from th... read

Apple approves iOS App that 'cures homosexuality'


Mar 22
I'm still picking pieces of my jaw up off the floor as I write this, but Apple has come under fire for allowing an App that claims to "cure" people of homosexuality. I can hardly believe this is the year 2011. Exodus Internat... read






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