Posts by Blair Durkee

Commemorating a piece of LGBTQ gaming history – Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh

June 25, 2021

Before we had Ellie and Dina in 2020's "The Last Of Us Part II," or any other outstanding 21st-century queer characters in gaming, we had the inexplicable outlier of a game "Phantasmagoria: A Puzzle of Flesh," which is being reexamined by gaymers this pride weekend!

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January 28, 2021

GLAAD celebrates Outstanding Video Game nominees for the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards

By all measures, 2020 was a groundbreaking year for LGBTQ representation in games. As a result, the nominations for Outstanding Video Game in the GLAAD Media Awards have been more competitive than ever.

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December 9, 2020

Outstanding Video Game category returns to the GLAAD Media Awards for the third year to honor growth in LGBTQ representation in games

The Outstanding Video Game category at the 32nd Annual GLAAD Media Awards will recognize games released in 2020 and, once again, will be highly competitive.

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October 20, 2020

Fortnite star Ewok comes out as transgender, highlights the progress and the challenges of esports diversity

Anyone who has been following esports over the last several years will know how badly the industry lags behind in diversity.

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July 23, 2020

Tell Me Why is the first major studio game to feature a playable transgender lead character

Xbox Game Studios and DONTNOD worked with GLAAD to create Tyler, a young trans guy living in rural Alaska.

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July 25, 2019

One in three LGBTQ gamers have faced identity-based harassment in multiplayer games, new report shows

A new report out today from the Anti-Defamation League shows that one in three players have faced identity-based harassment in multi-player games.

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July 17, 2019

GLAAD Praises Groundbreaking "The Sims 4" Box Art with LGBTQ Couple

This week Electronic Arts revealed newly redesigned box art for its best-selling game The Sims 4 which, in a major groundbreaking move, features an LGBTQ couple.

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June 13, 2019

Inclusive games to watch out for from E3 2019 and beyond

E3, the gaming industry’s biggest annual consumer-facing event, descended upon Los Angeles this week for publishers and developers to show off their newest and greatest upcoming games.

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