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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 ...


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 ...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


[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...


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...


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...


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...


[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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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 ...


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...


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...


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...


[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...


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...


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...


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...


Ladies and gentlemen, we have successfully returned and are pleased to give you episode 7 of BritToid -- Destructoid's European-focused gaming podcast -- with a usual cast of Daniel Seto, Daniel Carniero, Sean Justi...


A little while back, I posted some official art from Capcom depicting Mega Man's female counterpart Roll lying around with a bunch of other versions of the character in a semi-cuddly, maybe-groping manner. The art was sold in...


Microsoft has had to apologize after banning a resident of Fort Gay due to the "offensive" nature of his location. Josh Moore is a resident of Fort Gay in West Virginia, but Microsoft decided it didn't need to verify that, an...


[Update: More Pokemon videos ahoy after the jump via GoNintendo and the PokemonNewsNetworkHD. We got some footage of the legendary Victini in battle, info on the game's story and characters, and the unveiling of even mo...


Taiwanese MMORPG Runes of Magic has an update coming that allows players to get married and become "connected" with each other. The big news, however, is that that Runewaker Entertainment's Warcraft-esque game is going t...


BioWare loves implied interspecies lesbianism, but has so far shied away from providing any man-on-man shenanigans. When asked why Mass Effect 2 lacks the option for gay sexual enterprises, the developer explained that the ga...


Xbox Live just got a little bit more progressive this morning, with Microsoft proudly announcing that gamers are now allowed to share their sexual orientation in their profiles. Previously, you were not allowed to express sex...


Ian Malcolm of Jurassic Park fame once said life finds a way. He should have said life finds a gay, since that seems to be an even greater truth. At least on the Internet. You can put anything in front of your typic...


With the recent discovery of male-on-male sexual encounters in Dragon Age: Origins, talk about the portrayal of homosexuality in games and the general attitudes toward LGBT people within the industry has been enjoyed all over...


People often ask me "Jonathan, you own just about every videogame console made in the past twenty years. Why is that you play the Wii so damn much?" I usually just respond with a coy giggle and a slap on the wrist, but if I ...


So I guess the Mother/Earthbound community has been talking about this for a while, but I didn't see the connection until this morning as I was cruising around the Game Watch Impress looking for news. LoZ: Spirit Tracks has b...


Oh Infinity Ward, you so silly! Not content to cook up a big gay sh*tstorm with its notorious Modern Warfare 2 F.A.G.S commercial, it seems that Infinity Ward had to slip some homononsensical banter into the game itself. Yes...


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