EA Games, makers of The Sims and Medal of Honor, has been pretty good toward gay gamers: The company incorporated gay characters and plotlines into Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3, posted an It Gets Better video on its YouTube channel, and just signed onto an amicus brief supporting same-sex marriage.
But on March 7, the gaming giant is leveling up with a event in New York that will address LGBT issues in gaming. Co-sponsored by HRC, The Full Spectrum will look at the advent of queer game characters and scenarios, handling homophobia in gaming, and creating an inclusive workplace for LGBT employees, amongother topics.
In addition to gaming insiders, the event boasts an appearance from Super Bowl champ Brendon Ayanbadejo, who will talk about fostering an “inclusive culture and supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage despite harsh criticism and opposition.”
Maybe he can give some tips for Madden ’14?