EA Admits Games Can Do Better For The LGBT Community

Yesterday in New York City, Electronic Arts held a special event focused on queer issues in gaming. And it happened mostly because the company itself was willing to face its own stumbles in presenting gay characters in its video games. » 3/08/13 5:30pm 3/08/13 5:30pm

EA Is Hosting A Conference Next Week To Talk About Gay Rights And…

While Electronic Arts certainly doesn't have the best reputation among hardcore gamers, they do have a good track record for supporting gay rights. And next week, the giant video game publisher is holding a conference to talk about all sorts of LGBT issues. » 2/27/13 9:30pm 2/27/13 9:30pm

GaymerCon Renamed 'GaymerX' in Response to Trademark Dispute [Update]

No sooner than did GaymerCon gather enough financial backing to organize its first ever meeting in 2013 did a trademark issue—something that pisses off gamers of any orientation—arise with the name. "Gaymer" has been trademarked by the guy who owns gaymer.org, and he even sent a cease-and-desist letter over to Reddit… » 12/25/12 5:00pm 12/25/12 5:00pm

GaymerCon is Fully Funded—and Then Some—for a 2013 Meeting

GaymerCon, an effort to convene the "first gaming and geek lifestyle convention with a focus on LGBT culture," drew backing and support from the likes of Xbox Live, Penny Arcade, and even the Sniper from Team Fortress 2, beat its funding target by a mile after its Kickstarter closed on Friday. » 9/02/12 1:00pm 9/02/12 1:00pm

The Voice of Team Fortress 2's Sniper Would Like You To Support…

Gaymercon, a convention for everyone but with a focus on creating a safe space for gay gamers and tech fans to congregate, will be happening on August 3 and 4th of 2013, somewhere in San Francisco. The con is happening no matter what, but—wait for it—the organizers would love for you to donate to their Kickstarter to… » 8/02/12 1:00pm 8/02/12 1:00pm

A Transgender Transition Inside EA Sports: "Will Everyone Stare at Me?"

Going from the person most co-workers know as a man to one they will know as a woman is a challenge most people won't ever have to face. Doing it in the sports division of a video game company probably adds a ridiculous degree of difficulty.

But when EA Sports producer John Worrall became Kelly Worrall, she says that … » 5/09/12 6:01pm 5/09/12 6:01pm

Mass Effect 3 Writers Didn’t Want Same-Sex Romance to Be “a Straight…

Mass Effect 3 became the game in the sci-fi series where BioWare finally opened up the relationship possibilities for players wanting to romance a character of the same gender, with characters Esteban Cortez and Samantha Traynor only available for wooing if you played as a male or female Commander Shepard. » 5/07/12 7:30pm 5/07/12 7:30pm