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Looking back (and ahead) on representation in video games with Queer Coded at MCM Birmingham

Dubbed 'A History of LGBT+ Video Games,' this panel examines the gaming industry and its changing attitudes. You can watch it live

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Queer gamers are nothing new, however, the industry's attitude on their demographic has changed immensely over the past few decades, with more queer characters being represented and more queer stories being celebrated every day. That's not to say the struggle for representation is over however, which is part of the reason that MCM Birmingham hosted the special panel Queer Coded: A History of LGBT+ Video Games.

Whether you're invested in video games yourself or just interested in the history of queer pop culture, you can check out the panel in its entirety here on Popverse. In fact, you can watch it below.

Watch the Queer Coded: A History of LGBT+ Video Games from MCM Birmingham Comic Con December 2023:

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Grant DeArmitt: Grant DeArmitt (he/him) likes horror, comics, and the unholy pairing of the two. As Povperses Staff Writer, he crisscroses the pop culture landscape bringing you the news and opinions about the big things (and the next big things). He has written for Nightmare on Film Street and Newsarama, despite their better judgement. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, Kelsey, and corgi, Legs.
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