Well here is an absolutely fantastic bit of information. EA is stepping up and hosting a panel on homophobia and virtual communities for the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD). The even will feature game developers and activists discussing the subject of homophobia in gaming and is open to the public. The discussion at the panel, which will take place Saturday, July 18, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at Electronic Arts’ Redwood Offices, will focus on “the state of the problem in these communities, policy solutions that have been developed to address homophobia – what’s working as well as what’s not, plus challenges and opportunities.”
For anyone who has ever played a videogame online it is relentlessly clear that many people are immensely homophobic, and can be even more offensive then they think they are being. We at TVGB can only applaud EA for hosting this event as it is clearly necessary to discuss the subject. If nothing else, it will be an amazingly interesting discussion panel. If you’re interested in attending head over to the official page for more information.