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Film: Gaming In Color (doc, Feb 28 6:00pm)
Tue, March 28, 2017, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM PDT
Join us for the the 2nd film screening in the context of our event GAMES AND POLITICS: the documentary "Gaming In Color" provides a remarkable insight to the gaming industry from the LGBTQ scene's point of view.
In person for Q&A: producer Matt Conn (MidBoss)
Even today diverse queer themes in game story-lines and characters are weirdly an anomaly in the mainstream video game industry. "Gaming In Color" explores how the community culture is shifting and the industry is diversifying, helping with queer visibility and acceptance of an LGBTQ presence. Almost every gamer will relate to the concept of seeking solace in a video game. Hope for sanctuary guides their escape into a virtual universe where they can be anything they want to be. For many, however, choosing to be true to themselves becomes an open invitation for hatred. This multiplies for those who are marginalized people, including people of color, women, and members of the LGBTQ community. Toxic cultures that breed violence and vitriol hide behind an industry that undervalues the innovation of its audience. "Gaming In Color" crusades for anyone who believes that the pixelated world can be a better place for everyone, no matter who they are or what they love. Even if the queer geek community is taking huge steps forward in being more and more recognized socially and in the media, there’s still a long road ahead until ranking on the same level with other gamers. What the gaming LGBTQ community needs, is a honest discourse about inclusion and respecting one another – a desirable perspective "Gaming In Color" definitely makes a contribution to!