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Gay Celebrity Gamers
February 19, 2013 9:10 PM   Subscribe

Please help me compile a list of openly gay video game players who are celebrities, influencers, or otherwise successful in their own industries.

I'm looking for musicians, actors, directors, others in the creative industry, as well as CEOs, writers, spokespeople, bloggers, and just about anyone who is respected in their industry or community.
posted by Unsomnambulist to Society & Culture (14 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
To clarify, you're *not* looking for openly gay video game industry professionals?
posted by restless_nomad at 9:16 PM on February 19, 2013


I'm absolutely also looking for openly gay video game industry pros.
posted by Unsomnambulist at 9:24 PM on February 19, 2013


I'm not sure if you count trans as gay, but Scarlett is one of the best starcraft players in the world.
posted by empath at 9:48 PM on February 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


I suspect Charlie Jane Anders would count as a video game player. (The trans thing is worth clarifying, too - Seraphina Brennan and Jessica Mulligan spring to mind as openly trans game developers, but I have no idea who they generally sleep with. Also, what about bi folks?)

(It occurs to me that while I know a ton of gay video game developers, I have no idea how out any of them are, so I am waiting for my social media feeds to get back to me on that one.)
posted by restless_nomad at 10:03 PM on February 19, 2013 [1 favorite]


Anna Anthropy - game designer and blogger.
posted by Charlemagne In Sweatpants at 10:23 PM on February 19, 2013


Porpentine - makes interactive fiction, blogs, writes for Rock Paper Shotgun and Nightmare Mode.
posted by inire at 2:19 AM on February 20, 2013


Should point out that I've no idea whether Porpentine is gay or not, but they are queer.
posted by inire at 2:22 AM on February 20, 2013


Neil Patrick Harris?
posted by jquinby at 6:15 AM on February 20, 2013


Le1f's raps suggest a lot of time playing Nintendo.
posted by bendybendy at 7:01 AM on February 20, 2013


Christine Love
posted by kagredon at 7:45 AM on February 20, 2013


Porpentine's a she, not a they
posted by picklenickle at 9:32 AM on February 20, 2013


Increpare
posted by en forme de poire at 2:59 PM on February 20, 2013


Dani Bunten
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 4:26 PM on February 20, 2013


Not sure if this counts as celebrity enough, but Todd Harper (twitter, blog) is a gay academic who studies gay culture in gaming. Check out his game "A Closed World". Pretty sure he's working on a book.
posted by jorlyfish at 7:56 PM on February 20, 2013


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