In my continuing effort to highlight real-time reasons why it gets better comes EA’s defense of including LGBT characters in their games despite objections from anti-GLBT groups. From GamesIndustry International:
EA has been inundated in recent weeks with what GamesIndustry International understands to be “several thousand” letters and emails protesting the inclusion of same sex or LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) content in its video games, most notably Mass Effect 3 and Star Wars: The Old Republic. When asked, EA confirmed that this has indeed been occurring, and unsurprisingly, EA has no plans to censor any of its games.
Hooray for another business that is standing up for LGBT inclusivity despite pressure not to. I can only see this type of trend continuing which is another reason why it gets better.