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Now, As To That BioWare/Star Wars GLBT Situation...

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We've received tons of emails regarding a Kotaku article about some apparent GLBT discrimination on BioWare's forums for their MMO Star Wars: The Old Republic. Several threads discussing GLBT issues and their treatment within the game were shut down by the forums moderators with community manager Sean Dahlberg claiming that:

"As I have stated before, these are terms (gay, lesbian) that do not exist in Star Wars.. Thread Closed"

On the surface, this sounds pretty bad, but we have contacted BioWare and are awaiting a response from them before moving full steam ahead on the situation. But you can rest assured that we are on top of it so keep your eyes here for Tiny Dancer's in-depth report later this afternoon.

UPDATE: Early threads on the SW:TOR forums seem to indicate that BioWare has changed their policies on the use of the words gay and lesbian due to this situation. More as more is known.

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Does not exist in Star Wars? I wonder if he's even played the original Knights of the Old Republic... *sigh* How ironic.

g_whiz said:

It must be very nice to live in a universe where gay people don't exist. And utterly boring. Diversity is a benifit not a hinderance.

Prismatik said:

In a storyland where the universe is separated into good and evil, light and dark, it's not suprising that they'd not accept diversity. It's a hard story to tell if there isn't a status quo.

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