XBox Players Not Down With Gay Gamer

XBox’s online game community showed a homophobic hand last week.

Gay player Ryan Grant received a not-so-nice missive from Microsoft saying he had to change his screen name, “theGayergamer,” because other XBox Live members found it offensive.

From a note sent to The Consumerist:

I assumed that once i called Microsoft they would straighten things out. I talked to a supervisor there, Roxy, who told me that she didn’t personally find the fact that my gamer tag had gay in the name offensive, but that the greater Xbox community did, so I would have to change it.

This should earn Microsoft some points in arch nemesis activist Ken Hutcherson’s book, huh?