"76 is Gay Y'All" Edition
Disclaimer: This is not a thread for you to post "I don't care stop spamming" etc etc. This is intended to be a megathread for threads, topics, and ideas to be relegated to in order to streamline the discussion board (Nerf [x] crowd should get in on this since we have to lol) and avoid mass-flag abuse. Y'all should want this!! https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DdQMZZxX4AIspZN.jpg Welcome to the LGBT in Overwatch Megathread! Here, we will -Discuss hero ideas for new LGBT heroes -Speculate on possible LGBT heroes in the cast -Hang out because this should not be a homophobic space -Other things that are on-topic
*Is this allowed on this board?
-Yes! We in the lore board now babey
*What does this have to do with gameplay?
-Not much! Fortunately, this is the lore discussion board and not the gameplay discussion board!
-Because we have precedent for it!
(Credit: User Senzo)
During the World of Overwatch panel at BlizzCon 2015, Bill Petras (the Overwatch artistic director) confirmed that there would in fact be a gay character in Overwatch, and Chris Metzen confirmed that it wouldn’t just be one.
. So we know that Blizzard is aware of the diversity issue and is working to unfold it throughout the game’s process.
“We definitely haven’t forgotten about what we said. Like we said, it’s very important for us to have diversity and inclusiveness of all types and that includes LGBT characters. There are definitely LGBT heroes – that’s multiple heroes – it’s a decision that we make when we’re developing these characters early on.
But that said, I can say that we do have a story coming up soon – and that’s not ‘Blizzard™ soon,’ it’s actually soon – that will address this. And just to reiterate, it is absolutely something that’s important to us.”
“I completely agree, representation is important to us as a team, too. In making Overwatch, making sure that it is a diverse and representative game is something that we’re always thinking about. Obviously, we showed off Tracer in the Reflections comic where it was revealed that she’s in a loving relationship with her girlfriend Emily and we are definitely interested in showing more of the character relationships.
- This thread is allowed.
- Keep it on topic to prevent closures.
- Do not respond to trolls.
- Remain respectful!
- Flag and move on!
- EVERYONE SHOULD WANT THIS TO EXIST AND REMAIN OPEN. IT IS, ESSENTIALLY, A QUARANTINE.
Blizzard has stated that there are multiple LGBT heroes. We want one that is not defined BY being gay. We want a well-written hero.
Again, No One Should Want To Get This Thread Closed. I will do my best to “soft-moderate” when I can (just reminders to keep things on-topic, etc), but this is not spam, this thread is allowed, and You Should Want This Megathread Regardless Of What Side You Are On
Hopefully, this will serve as a better megathread than the unofficial one that was started by a troll. I will try to compile more FAQs at some point.
Gay Rights! Winston
Bi Flag Torbjorn
Trans Rights Winston
Fully Gay Soldier: 76
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