Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Calling all LGBT gamers

Mathieu Dehlinger, a journalism student at Paris' SciencesPo, recently approached me and asked if I would be willing to answer a few questions for an article he's writing about LGBT gamers. (The resulting article will appear on Ludique Ta Mère, a game-focused blog started by some of the school's students.)

Anyway, Dehlinger wrote me earlier today and asked if I knew any "average" LGBT gamers who might also be willing to respond to his questions. My first thought, of course, was to see if any of you (yes, you) would be up for it.

Dehlinger's questions are pretty straightforward. What do you think about the term gaymer? Why are sites like gaymer.org and gaygamer.net needed in this day and age? How do you feel about games with gay characters and storylines? Why are games still behind the curve when it comes to representing the LGBT community? That sort of thing.

If you consider yourself to be a member of the LGBT community and you'd like to be included in this article, send me an e-mail (bochalla at yahoo dot com) with "calling all LGBT gamers" in the subject line and I'll forward it to Dehlinger so he can contact you.

Note: The design above was created by Andrew Kovacs (aka hige91 on deviantart.com).


Bryan Ochalla said...

By the way, you don't need to answer the questions mentioned in this post in the e-mail you send to me. Just send me an e-mail and say something like, "Hey! Pass this along to Mathieu, will ya?" or something like that :)

Gaelach Rose said...

I'll see if I can get my girlfriend to do this!

Funny thing is, we're both gamers, but completely different kinds. She's the fps type of girl, and I'm the rpg/platformer/rts kind. XP

She'd definately be up for it.

Viewtiful_Justin said...

Cool. I'm on it.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Gaelach Rose! Yes, have your girlfriend e-mail me if she's at all interested.

It's funny that you two have such different interests in games. Are you ever able to play a game together, then, or do you tend to play games separately?

Bryan Ochalla said...

Great, thank you Justin!

Gaelach Rose said...

We can play some games together. We used to take turns in Mega Man. I would beat the levels, she would beat the bossess.

I do play Left 4 Dead, but I'm no where near as good as her. Still, it's something we've bonded over, definately.

It's actually funny. I start going on one of my spazzy nostalgia trips and she just laughs at me and calls me cute.