Electronic Arts Combatting Anti-LGBT Representation in Gaming Community
March 4, 2013 by Maureen McCarty, HRC Associate Director of Digital Media
This Thursday, gaming juggernaut Electronic Arts (EA) will host LGBT leaders, including HRC Family Project Director Ellen Kahn, Workplace Project Deputy Director Deena Fidas and Communications Director Michael Cole-Schwartz, in New York City a discussion on a full spectrum of LGBT issues in gaming.
The half-day event in New York City will focus on the persistent anti-LGBT representation and commentary in the video gaming community and how to address the issue.
University of Illinois research found 87 percent of participants saw the phrase "that's so gay" used in the gaming community and 26 percent of respondents said there was stereotypical representations of gay characters in video games.
For years, EA has stood as a leading advocate for the LGBT community.
Last year, the company was named one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality, and just one month ago joined HRC’s Business Coalition for DOMA Repeal.
Join HRC and EA in its continued effort to end hate and homophobia in videogames. Follow @EAFullSpectrum on Twitter and let EA know you agree #H8IsNotAGame.
Interested in attending? Tweet to @EAFullSpectrum to RSVP.
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