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GaymerCon is looking to become the first even convention dedicated to LGBT “geek culture,” and is launching its kickoff event and fundraising campaign tonight on Facebook. At 6pm PST, Gaymercon will host a virtual social world meet up through the Shaker app.
Many LGBT gamers felt suddenly unwelcome following the screening of an expletive and anti-gay slur filled video at the closing show of the annual BlizzCon convention last weekend. Following a week of fan and user outcry, the company's own president has stepped up to take responsibility and offer an apology.
After developers announced last month that the upcoming game Star Wars: The Old Republic would feature only heterosexual romance options, fans immediately began voicing their disapproval across the internet. Several weeks later, it appears their voices have been heard.