Tag Archives: lgbt

The Creators of ‘Shooty Skies’ Are Working On a Game To Combat Homophobia in Australia

Australia’s Mighty Games is known for cute, happy mobile games like Shooty Skies, Questy Quest and Charming Keep — light but lovely fare. With the launch of its new arm, Mighty Serious, it aims to also be a force for good. It’s working with the Victorian government, Victoria University and the Victorian AIDS Council to […]

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This Comic Shares a Powerful Message About Transition and Acceptance

This comic by artist Michael K has an important message for everyone struggling with their own transition: you deserve acceptance from yourself and others no matter where you are in your journey and no matter how you plan to move forward. You can find more of Michael’s work on Tumblr, where he has an ongoing […]

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This Beautiful Short Explores Anxiety, Identity and Relationships

Anxiety can be a huge challenge in relationships, particularly when it keeps you from offering your partner the emotional support they need. This affects people of all sexual orientations, but there’s a host of reasons that anxiety can affect people in the LGBT community particularly, some of which come into play in this beautiful animated […]

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Finding Hope in the Dark World of Nier

Nier: Automata is enjoying a moment right now, having recently surpassed one million shipped units. In a month, it’s exceeded the lifetime sales of the original Nier, which is remembered more as a cult success than a financial success. But despite its low profile, Nier still connected with many players. Some found comfort in its […]

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‘We Know the Devil’ and the Power of Community

It’s dangerous to go alone, as we say — and in no game is that more true thanWe Know the Devil. It’s both narratively and mechanically about the value of community and the cost of isolation, something a lot of its players are intimately familiar with. Writing for Waypoint, Jennifer Unkle talks about the impact […]

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Let This Comic Remind You to Be Kind to Future You

From comic artist Sophie Labelle, a good reminder: when we’re doing well, it’s important to prepare for the hard days. Be kind to your future self, if you can. You can find more of Labelle’s Assigned Male comics on Facebook. They’re also available for sale on Etsy.

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‘Where the Love Light Gleams’ is a Free Holiday e-Care Package for LGBTQIA Folks

The holidays can be a wonderful, joyous time — but if that’s not the case for you, you’re far from alone. We’ll be looking at different strategies for holiday stressors as the week goes on. For a lot of queer people, the holidays can bring up particularly difficult issues and memories. The folks at Everyone […]

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The Action For Trans Health Game Bundle Explores the Agony of Waiting

Waiting is a pretty popular game mechanic. Half the games on my phone are built on keeping me waiting until I get impatient enough to throw down a dollar or two to speed them up. But the games made for last month’s One Day Jam take waiting much further, exploring the challenge and frustration of […]

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VICE Shares the Stories of Trans Players Who Found Support and Representation in Gaming

VICE’s Matt Baume spent some time recently talking to several trans gamers about their experiences in gaming and the characters they love. The gamers in this video tells stories that may be familiar if you’re part of any marginalized group — growing up looking for characters to identify with and communities to join. Representation and […]

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In Live/Play Episode 3, Games Impact Our Identities and Give Us Space to Explore

Riot Games is back with the third episode of Live/Play, it’s beautifully-filmed miniseries that tells the stories of League of Legends players. Episode three includes the story of an introverted balloon artist from Taiwan who found personal satisfaction and success with his League-themed balloon creations, and the story of a group of friends who went […]

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