Man from “Fort Gay” banned from XBL by “mistake”

Microsoft’s said a decision to ban an American man from Xbox Live because he lives in a town called Fort Gay was a “mistake” and the company’s going to “make it right.”

10 years ago

Gay headlines

  • Campaign uses gamer to stop "gay" slurs

    Think Before You Speak has used the image of a gamer as part of its campaign to stop people using the word “gay” in a derogatory sense.Mr Gamer appears on a poster bearing the slogan, “That’s so gamer guy who has more videogames than friends.”Hit the link for more details. Via GamesPolitics and Kotaku.

    11 years ago
  • BioWare cleansing the term "gay" from The Old Republic

    Uh oh. BioWare is apparently censoring the words “gay,” “homosexual” and “lesbian” from the Old Republic message boards.Why? According to moderator Sean Dahlberg, “As I have stated before, these are terms that do not exist in Star Wars.”At least you’re not alone, Stephen. Just a hunch, but you can probably expect this to get quite […]

    12 years ago
  • Microsoft sued over alleged gay discrimination

    Jamie Durrant, a former Lionhead employee, is suing Microsoft for “hurt feelings” and lost pay to the tune of £45,000 after he claims he was abused for being openly gay.Durrant claims that the atmosphere at work – where he’d been employed for 11 years – turned nasty after Microsoft bought the developer.Around January of last […]

    12 years ago
  • Microsoft finally looking to stop gay bannings on Live

    Is that the whiff of common sense? The stench of reason? Xbox Live mod boss Stephen Toulouse has confirmed Microsoft is looking at ways Xbox Live users can express sexual preference on the service without getting banned.His comment came after yet another Live subscriber was banned for ‘causing offence’ by saying they were homosexual in […]

    12 years ago
  • Gay gamer sites respond the Xbox Live bannings

    Following Microsoft clamping down on the word “gay” in GamerTags, a couple of gay gaming sites have offered a mixed response to the issue.“I’ve taken a few deep breathes, run this story over in my mind again and again and yet still return to the same annoying factor,” said LesbianGamers. “Why does ‘gay’ automatically equate […]

    13 years ago
  • Cummer banned from Xbox Live

    This is going to run and run. Not content with banning the word “gay” in GamerTags, Microsoft has stopped a Mr Cummer from using his name on Xbox Live.With all due respect, this is beyond parody.“I wasn’t offended,” Cummer, a Canadian, told The Globe and Mail. “I understand the reasoning. I wasn’t trying to be […]

    13 years ago