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Dorian in Dragon Age

Gaming While Queer: LGBTQ Games that Shaped Me

A crucial part of being LGBTQ is finding places to see yourself, whether it’s in your community or in…
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Tracer

Cover Girl: Why It Matters That Overwatch’s Tracer is a Lesbian

With great gameplay and a cast of fun, diverse characters, Overwatch has been a smash hit and a truly…
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Overwatch

LGBTQ Representation in Video Games in 2016

One of the biggest video game news stories of 2016 came right at the end of the year, with…
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Belladona

Belladonna and the Importance of Games About Women

Belladonna opens with your player character awakening in a basement laboratory, with no memory of who she is, how…
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FIFA 17 Under Fire In Russia For Violating Gay Propaganda Law

Russia is taking issue with the FIFA 17 video game for violating the country’s law against gay proaganda, according…

What is “Good” Representation in Video Games?

Representation matters. Seeing ourselves and others in media shapes our self perception and how we see the world at…
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Overwatch

Girlfriend Material: Exploring the Appeal of the Women of Overwatch

From the reams of Overwatch fan fiction and art created—not to mention the unofficial Overwatch dating sim in development—it’s clear that players are more than…
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Overwatch

Imagining Representation: LGBTQ+ Shipping in the Overwatch Fandom

Overwatch is a diverse game in many ways: characters hail from all over the world with a myriad of…
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The Sims 4

The Sims 4 Loosens Gender Constraints, But Could Do More

Electronic Arts just announced that The Sims 4 is making a major step forward in terms of character creation:…
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Avengers Academy

Why Marvel’s Avengers Academy Should Include LGBTQ Dating Options

LGBTQ people currently experience unprecedented visibility, and that visibility (whether overt or covert) is sneaking into the games industry.…
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Borderlands

Recent LGBTQ Visibility in Video Games Focused on Women, Relationships

As the LGBTQ community makes gains in real life, the community is also slowly gaining visibility in game and…
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The Division

How The Division Gets Women Right (and a Few Ways It Doesn’t)

In Tom Clancy’s The Division, women are–get ready for this–people! They aren’t overly sexualized, they aren’t primarily damsels in distress.…
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Lonnie Gone Home

A Literary Analysis of Gone Home

Everyone knows that video games can tell a story as well as any book, movie, or TV show. However, video…
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Jacob Frye in Assassin's Creed Syndicate

Is Jacob Frye Gay or Bisexual?

**Feb. 8, 2016 Update** Following some confusion regarding an Ubisoft Germany employee’s response to a fan question about Jacob’s…
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Sam Gone Home

iconGone Home is Coming to PS4 and Xbox One in January

Finally! Gone Home is getting a console release. The indie first-person exploration game by Fullbright is coming to PlayStation…

iconTop Girlfriends for Girls in Video Games >> Geek Remix

A look at six high-profile romanceable women for female characters in games. (Spoilers! And NSFW.)
Matt Rhodes Dragon Age

How Dragon Age Helped Me Come Out

The Sims was the first game I played where I encountered—really the first time I even encountered—the idea that…
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iconTwitchCon Panel: LGBT (2015)

Panelists including Adam Koebel, SeriouslyClara, Lainzero, Tarfu, Sky Williams, and Dylan Zaner discuss the challenges they face as LGBT streamers, what…

[News] Assassin’s Creed Syndicate Introduces First Transgender Character in the Series

Assassin’s Creed Syndicate, the latest entry in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, will feature the series’ first transgender character. Ned…

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