A Long Walk In High Heels: A History of Transgender Video Game Characters

Video games have often been admonished for not having enough diversity; noisy civil-rights activists have correctly noted that their protagonists tend to be caucasian heterosexual men.  In recent years, developers have begun to correct this, offering minority protagonists, along with the option to choose your character’s sex, or have optional homosexual romantic subplots. Unfortunately, there is one minority group that has been consistently ignored or abused by the gaming industry; the Transgender.  Yet, there have been more transgender characters than one might think, dating back decades… Read the full history of Transgender video game characters at www.PlayerAffinity.com 

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Playwright/ Video Game Journalist/ Theatre Critic/ Actor New York City · charlesbattersby.com
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