EA is the first publisher to throw its support behind LGBTQ gaming convention Gaymercon.
“EA believes that to be truly innovative, you must be inclusive. We are proud to be a part of this event,” global diversity and inclusion officer Ginger Maseda said in a press release.
It’s not yet clear how EA will support the event, but presumably as it would any other expo or convention – by turning up to promote its games.
EA has a number of positive marks against its name in this realm; it is included on the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s best places to work for LGBT equality list, with a 100% rating; it’s big on marriage equality; and it has been vocal in its ongoing support of BioWare’s increasingly inclusive games.
Although EA is the first major publisher to announce its support for the actual event, Xbox Live got behind Gaymercon’s Kickstarter.
Gaymercon takes place in early August 2013 in San Francisco.