5th May 2015
Homophobic murder simulator ‘Kill the Faggot’ pulled from Steam 13
2:08 PM — A violent homophobic video game has been pulled from PC gaming platform Steam - after outrage at its incitement to murder LGBT people.
15th April 2015
Mortal Kombat introduces first gay character 7
6:53 PM — New fighting game Mortal Kombat X features a gay character for the first time.
8th April 2015
Video game studio redesigns male character after complaints he is ‘too sexy’ 40
1:33 PM — Video game studio Square Enix have made modifications to an upcoming game - after complaints the male protagonist is "too sexy".
23rd February 2015
Legend of Zelda producer shoots down gay character rumours 4
1:07 PM — One of the producers of the Legend of Zelda series has shot down rumours about a character once named the gayest character in video games.
4th February 2015
Video game tournament wants to limit teams to one gay player each 9
2:28 PM — An Asian video game company has apologised - after planning to limit teams to one LGBT player each during a tournament.
17th November 2014
Video game ‘Dragon Age: Inquisition’ banned in India over gay character 5
2:26 PM — An upcoming video game that features a prominent gay character has been banned in India.
15th August 2014
Dragon Age producer: It’s important to let people play gay characters
3:20 PM — The producer of the Dragon Age series has said that it is "important" to give players the choice of sexuality in video games.
9th May 2014
Nintendo: We pledge to include same-sex relationships in Tomodachi Life sequel 16
10:40 PM — Nintendo has responded to criticism of its decision to exclude same-sex relationships from upcoming game Tomodachi Life.
8th May 2014
GLAAD: Nintendo is sending a ‘hurtful message’ by refusing to allow gay relationships in video game 18
10:08 PM — GLAAD has attacked Nintendo's decision to ban same-sex relationships in video game Tomodachi Life, branding it "hurtful".
7th May 2014
Nintendo refuses to incorporate gay relationships into upcoming video game 13
5:39 PM — Nintendo has rejected a campaign that sought to add same-sex relationships into one of its upcoming games
28th February 2014
Video game writer: When are we going to get a gay protagonist who isn’t a one-off joke? 7
5:16 PM — A leading video games writer has criticised the lack of gay or lesbian protagonists in film and games.
8th April 2013
US: Electronic Arts notes anti-gay campaign as reason for ‘Worst Company in America’ award 12
3:21 PM — Video games company Electronic Arts (EA) is a highly likely contender to win the award for the Worst Company in America, for the second year running, and the company's COO said he thought an anti-gay campaign was partly to blame, but said he was "proud" of the company for supporting issues such as equal marriage.
7th March 2013
US: Electronic Arts hosts event focussing on LGBT issues in video games 2
4:15 PM — Video games company Electronic Arts (EA) is hosting an event in New York today focussing on LGBT issues within the gaming industry.
24th April 2012
Online sexual health game reminds men of STI screening advice 25
11:29 AM — HIV and sexual health charity Terrence Higgins Trust has launched a free game on Facebook to remind men of the link between bed-hopping and sexual health.
11th April 2012
Campaign thanking EA for gay characters suspended over false signatures 13
12:14 PM — An AllOut.org campaign to support Electronic Arts over its inclusion of gay characters in two recent video games has had to be suspended following hackers' efforts to add thousands of fake signatures.
5th April 2012
EA ‘harassed’ over gay video game characters 132
12:35 PM — Following the introduction of gay characters in recent game series, video game manufacturer EA says it has been inundated with anti-gay letters.