The following is a list of video games with gay , lesbian , bisexual , or transgender characters, including any others falling under the LGBT umbrella term. During the s, characters that can be argued as identifying as LGBT were rarely shown in a realistic or non-stereotypical context and were often the objects of ridicule or jokes. However, more efforts were found to make more diverse and less one-dimensional characters. And of those, only eight feature a main character who is explicitly pre-written as queer as opposed to them being queer as a character creation option. In the episodic adventure game Tales from the Borderlands , Athena and Janey are in a relationship. Depending on the player's choices, a scene may be available where Janey kisses Athena on the cheek and refers to her as her girlfriend.
Lesbian and Bisexual Characters in Video Games
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In a possible first-of-its-kind study, researchers have some data about the number of gay gamers in the U. The data comes from the U. The data is more basic than comprehensive or in-depth. It just scratches the surface. Video games is a huge industry. Unfortunately, gaymers are still targeted.
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Lauded for the touching relationship between Joel and Ellie and the ultra-realistic graphics and gameplay, the Playstation 3 game sold over 20 million copies worldwide and is being adapted for an HBO series. Ellie, a soulful teenage girl whose DNA holds the key to ending the mutation pandemic, is memorable for her empathy, strength, and vulnerability in the face of a horrible tragedy. But she has another facet that makes her stand out as one of the great modern game characters. Ellie is gay.