Note: I have nothing against LGBT+ characters or individuals.
When I first ever saw OW being played and it’s lore, I was quite curious. The first thing to catch my attention was Tracer on the cover, alike Heavy in TF2. So so months go by from late 2015, seeing how OW lore is going quite well. Then (I can’t exactly remember when) it was (maybe?) the first Christmas of OW. The comics got released and then we saw it.
The illustration of Lena Oxton kissing Emily.
Blizzard, I don’t mind that Tracer or any character of yours is LGBT+. I’m just simply curious with what influenced you to make this decision.
Was it the media and how society has been pushing for LGBT+ communities to be accepted?
Is it because a member of your team is LGBT+?
You don’t have to directly respond, but if you do, please don’t attack me. I’m just simply curious as to what did influence the team to say “Yes, we want Tracer to be a lesbian.”
Edit: Oh my, wow. This has gotten a lot of traction again. I don’t ever intend with this post to say that it’s a bad thing they made Tracer lesbian, rather wondering why they made specifically Tracer the lesbian/LGBTQ+ character.