It is , so it should come as no surprise to anyone that as every other branch of entertainment gets a lot more brown, a lot more female, and a whole lot gayer, video games have finally begun to follow suit. The days of the ugly exaggerated stereotype are slowly fading into the rearview, in favor of the same deep and diverse storytelling that every other medium gets to enjoy. And also just like every other medium, video games are better for it. It's been a long, arduous road, though, and we're far from the end of it. As such, it's worth giving praise to the trailblazing characters who let LGBT folks see themselves in a whole new light: as heroes, storytellers, rebels, and sometimes just plain badasses.
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Here are ten recent games gaymers should definitely check out. Overwatch has quite the diverse cast—including out lesbian Tracer, whose girlfriend was introduced in a tie-in comic book. This release was the first in the Fire Emblem series to offer a same-sex marriage option. Previously, players could only marry characters of the opposite sex and have children if they bonded closely through conversation.
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Queer video game content is also often only the meager result of a game allowing the player to create a male or female character and not limiting NPC romantic preferences. Being able to marry Miria when playing as a female or Davin while playing as a male in Fallout 2 might seem like nothing nowadays, but in it was groundbreaking. There are even non-binary characters, including playable characters, in games like Undertale or Read Only Memories. The addition of ace characters in newer games like The Outer Worlds continues to fill out the spectrum of identities and people in the gaming world to match the world of players. The range of NPCs that are romanceable is vast and offers bisexual, gay, and lesbian options.