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Microsoft updates XBL code of conduct, gay and lesbian tags now ok

Stephen Toulouse, director of policy and enforcement for Xbox Live, has tweeted some good news this morning. A change to the XBL code of conduct will now allow you to express your sexual orientation in profiles and Gamertags.

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  • Stephen Toulouse: Use of the word gay on XBL is 98% pejorative

    Stephen Toulouse, Xbox Live’s head of policy and enforcement, says that the company is looking for ways to allow gamers to express their sexual orientation without being exposed possible negativity. Once Microsoft figures out how to do this properly, the change will be implemented. “The overall policy we have today is that the expression of […]

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  • Microsoft meets GLAAD over Live gay rights

    XBL community manager Stephen Toulouse has met with members of the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation to discuss how Microsoft can improve relations with the gay community. Speaking in a recent Major Nelson podcast, Toulouse did not go into much detail on the chat, but he did say it was a positive experience. “I […]

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