Two communities that aren’t exactly known for overlapping much with one another are the LGBT community and the gaming community. While there hasn’t historically been much of a focus on how these two communities intersect, research is slowly developing. This paper will dig into the history of LGBT representation in video games, including a loose timeline of the earliest examples of LGBT representation in games to the present day. In a separate section it will also examine how, in these cases of representation, the LGBT characters and themes were portrayed, whether positive, negative, or neutral, and what effects, if any, these examples had on the gaming community as a whole.
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