The Gaymer Survey sought to find out about the gay gamer community. In the end, about 30% of participants in the survey are heterosexuals. It offers some depressing reading about the juvenile, or outright offensive nature of the language surrounding online play.
88% of respondents said they had heard the phrase "that's so gay" while 84% said they had heard 'gay' used in a derogatory fashion. Over 50% said they felt that games portray gay people in a stereotypical way, while 42% believe gays are under-represented in games. 15% said the industry creates a culture where gay employees "feel like they must stay in the closet". 52% believed that the gaming community is hostile to gay and lesbian gamers. Only 9% said they "never" encounter anti-gay sentiments from online gamers.