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5 influential LGBT characters in gaming

The videogaming medium often mirrors popular culture, so it makes sense that as society becomes more accepting of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals or transgender people, that the once taboo subject of sexuality should be represented within the gaming world.

If truth be told, the gaming genres have had their fair share of LGBT characters, you just might have not been aware of them. As gamers, it’s easy to forget about a character’s sexuality when controlling them; when I’m sawing my way through Locust grubs, my focus is on staying alive, not pondering if Marcus has ever been tormented by thoughts of being a woman trapped in a man’s body.

With acceptance comes a rise in the amount of LGBT characters found in video games. Here’s a run-down of the top 5 LGBT characters in gaming history.

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