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Casual Homophobia and Gaymers



Gaymers “boys who like boys who like joysticks” (or girls who like girls who like buttons)

First off, I would say that a normalization is taking place. There is a Gaymer con which is apparently widely known within the queer community. Anna Anthropy (who programed Dys4ia) wrote a text based adventure spoof on Star Wars called Search for the Gay Planet. While the game is an amusing spoof, It brings up a valid point: where are the non heteronormative characters!? With Gaymers out roaming the mean streets of MMOs, perhaps it will become less common to see gay bashing and casual homophobia.… Read the rest