1) it's cool that soldier 76 is gay
2) it's very clearly a calculated safe move by blizzard to do so
3) if you rely on major corporations to deliver queer content you'll be forever trying to make a meal out of table scraps
4) support small queer artists directly

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@HTHR Fourth point is a bit easier said than done when it comes to the genre content that I want, especially when it comes to stories. D:

@MoistIceCat @HTHR point five: you can BECOME a small indie gay artist and no one can stop you

@HTHR Mainly I guess I've been looking for some sci-fi/fantasy/superhero stuff with male main characters that are gay or bi? I know about Hellblazer and Iceman already. o:

@MoistIceCat hey! so just thinking off the top of my head:

LUCAH: Born of a Dream is a dark fantasy game with a prominent gay guy character and his arc about coming to terms with how his religion intersects with sexuality
Basements and Bugbears is a short and sweet game about playing DnD and being gay
to toot my own horn a little, EXTREME MEATPUNKS FOREVER is a sci-fi game with four protagonists, two of which are a gay guy and a bi guy

@MoistIceCat these are all indie games because that's what i focus on in my day to day life. sorry the pickings are a little slim, i tend to focus more on trans and lesbian media for probably obvious reasons haha

@HTHR Still, pretty interesting spread! Thank you for these. :3

@HTHR People don't have a very strong sense of the difference between "progress being made" and "signals that progress HAS been madeβ€œ

@HTHR ... actually I'm blaming "people" here, but I think it's more a broader lack of a good way to express/discuss it.

Like, even when I want to talk about "this is a sign" (or even just think abiut it for myself, honestly), I start with "this is still bad, but, <rest of the 'this is a signal' thought>".

I feel like there's gotta be a more conceptually efficient way to manage these, that we're losing capabilities by lacking.


Yo 76 was already gay cus I drew him makin out with Reyes.

Like who even cares what Blizzard does?

@HTHR if you don't mind me adding: this fact was revealed in a short story written entirely around a new character skin.

@HTHR I really need to write that GW2 story explainer series of posts at some point...

@HTHR patch support for being gay into existing games challenge 2019

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