This week has been an exciting one in that gaymers and queer geeks were mentioned in numerous forms of media – bringing attention to the big question: We know that gaymers exist (and in droves) but where are the queer games – why are video games the last to the party when every other major form of media has made massive progressive strides?
I had some really interesting conversations this week some really cool folks in the press who wanted to learn more about what’s going on in the queer gaming world and what we can do to begin moving forward towards some tangable progress towards a world where queers, and those who feel currently left out by the current game culture, can feel like they’re welcome at the big round table.
If you’d like some reading material, please check out the below articles that we weighed in on some level, or were articles that I really enjoyed reading this week.
Avoid stereotypes in gaming sexuality by writing a person first by Danielle Riendeau
The Fight to Get Gay in Video Games both by Yannick Lejacq
Rise of the Gaymers by Kurt Soller
We’re very exciting that this topic is getting mainstream exposure and we feel strongly about fighting for queer rights in the gaming world, so please use this as an opportunity to educate a friend or loved one about why being a queer geek matters! :O