BeefJack says: I've always been pretty intolerant towards intolerance, which I've been told is bad; apparently any form of intolerance is still, indeed, intolerance. But, since growing up and watching many of my close friends come out, I've taken special issue with homophobia. In the words of comedian Louis C. K., "I never understood anger towards gay people, because a person being gay doesn't affect your life. So, it's weird to me that people [are in their] homes going, 'Ugh, people are gay… Dammit!'" For the most part, it's not like it really affects you.
However, the problem doesn't lie within whether someone's 'gayness' affects you; the underlying issue rests within people who are simply unfamiliar with any kind of gay friendship or community. My theory is that games can permeate all these stigmas. After all, it's why we play games, isn't it? Don't we play games to experience things from afar, to live lives and interact with characters that we couldn't or wouldn't otherwise?