Microsoft meets GLAAD over Live gay rights

By Stephany Nunneley
15 April 2009 16:32 GMT


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 can’t talk about what we discussed specifically except to say that we provided them with a lot of information about what we do today, why we do what we do and how we do it,” he said. “And then we asked them the question, ‘How can we do this better?’ And we have some ideas. Here are some ideas.

“That dialog was super, super helpful. I think it was a great engagement. Justin and Jeffrey who came out from GLAAD really appreciated the effort that we’re putting into it – and had great ideas, like they brought up some stuff we hadn’t thought of.

“I would recommend to any business who’s tackling these issues, they’re a great group to work with. The GLAAD folk totally understand a variety of things, they’re really great to work with. They want to enable communities to be safer. They just want to enable communities to be safer – that’s what my team tries to do as well, so it was a great thing.

“We’ll plan to say something about [GLAAD and Xbox LIVE policy] in the future.”

You can hear the full podcast through the above link.

Via Gay Gamer.

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