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Blizzard withholds Overwatch comic from Russia due to gay propaganda law

A Christmas Overwatch comic released yesterday is not available in Russia because of the country’s gay propaganda laws. Blizzard has said before that the game contained gay characters, and the new short graphic novel confirmed that iconic gunner Tracer is among them. However, Russia’s dated gay propaganda laws – that …

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Nintendo cuts controversial ‘gay conversion’ plot from Fire Emblem: Fates

A plotline that sees a lesbian drugged and tricked into falling in love with a man – yes, really – will not be included in the Western version of 3DS RPG Fire Emblem: Fates. In the Japanese release lesbian character Soleil is depicted as being so hopelessly attracted to women …

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American televangelist says Pokemon ‘is origin of teen homosexuality’

Pastor Creflo Dollar, an American TV religious evangelist, has accused Pokemon of encouraging children to become gay. Dollar, according to Wikipedia, is the founder of Georgia’s non-denominational World Changers Church International. As spotted by GamePolitics, the finger was pointed at the Pokemon franchise in a report from French site Christian …

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Mortal Kombat universe gets its first ever gay character

The cinematic director at developer NetherRealm has (somewhat ambiguously) appeared to confirm rumours that Mortal Kombat X has introduced the first ever gay character to the series. The character in question is new fighter Kung Jin, a Shaolin Monk, the origins of which are explored in one of the game’s …

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Apple boss Tim Cook: ‘I’m proud to be gay’

Tim Cook has decided to openly discuss his sexuality after realising that doing so may help those who are still struggling to come to terms with theirs. Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy [but] I’ve come to realize that my desire for personal …

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EA fixing The Sims 4 gay name block

An issue that prevents players of The Sims 4 from uploading characters with specific homosexual name references is being remedied by EA. A video by Why Stuff Is Great, seen below, shows that while players can create avatars with words such as ‘gay’, ‘queer’, ‘lesbian’ or ‘homosexual’ in their name …

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Dragon Age: Inquisition features BioWare’s ‘first fully gay’ male party member

Dorian the Mage will set new ground when he debuts in BioWare’s Dragon Age: Inquisition on October 10th. BioWare writer David Gaider describes Dorian as the first fully gay character I’ve had the opportunity to write”, adding: It added an interesting dimension to his back story, considering he comes from …

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Nintendo apologises for Tomodachi Life controversy but insists it cannot patch game

After two days of intense criticism from social media and the press, Nintendo has finally offered an official apology for the heterosexual marriage requirement in 3DS title Tomodachi Life. The platform holder, however, has insisted that it is not possible for it to retroactively add marriage equality options into the …

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Nintendo’s Tomodachi Life gay marriage stance draws widespread criticism

Nintendo’s refusal to revisit the heterosexual marriage requirement in 3DS game Tomodachi Life has caused an eruption of criticism across the internet. The platform holder on Wednesday said that it would not bow to pressure to patch in the ability for players of the quirky life-sim to marry others of …

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Mozilla CEO Eich resigns following anti-gay marriage bill donation

The CEO of Mozilla has stepped down following controversy over his donation to an anti-gay bill. Brendan Eich’s $1,000 donation to the Californian gay marriage ban Proposition 8 in 2008 was highlighted earlier this week. Dating site OkCupid drew attention to Eich’s donation by advising those using Mozilla’s Firefox browser …

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