Gaymers: The Survey

We’ve always had an intense love for videogames from an early age. Whether it’s fighting, racing, role-playing, or strategy, we’ve been up for it, and have even been perhaps a little too immersed at times in virtual worlds (though we’re dealing with that). We don’t usually like to use Queerty as a platform for talking about our own personal hobbies, but there is a reason, we promise: someone wants to know!

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There is a survey that is the first-ever academically approved study on gay video gamers, or “gaymers,” as some like to be called. It examines issues ranging from gays playing video games as a means of coping with social isolation to the use of video games as a way to play sports without being discriminated against. It’s interesting stuff, especially if you’re a “gaymer” yourself.

One item they didn’t look at was the fixation by some gay men on kick-ass girl characters (in fighting games, in particular). Maybe we’ll start our own study.

Take the survey here.

First-ever survey of gay videogamers [Washington Blade]

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3 Comments

  • AaronLBC

    Props once again to your Queerty for brining this information to the community. I am a huge gamer and was unaware that anyone cared about finding out more about gay gamers. Thanks for the tip.

  • Patrick

    Thanks for posting this! I’m glad to hear that there are other gaymers out there. Somehow it seems like we get lost in the diversity of other gay culture.

    It would also be great if you could post the results of this survey when they come out. (If you remember…)

    Thanks!

  • Frank

    We will hopefully have the results of the survey when it’s finished (I sent in a request), and will definitely share them with you all. xo F

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