Oct 21st 2008 9:17PM World of Warcraft is the one place where I am not out.
It kills me every time I login to know that I have to hide who I am in order to play this game.
I have avoided saying things in every guild that i've been a part of for fear of being /gkicked.
Oct 21st 2008 9:15PM When I first joined WoW, I chose my realm based on the fact that my best friend was already playing there. After years of ignorant homophobic, sexist, misogynistic, and heteronormative commentary from countless players on a daily basis, I am beginning to wonder if it would be worth it to transfer to a server where I could actually find support.
For some reason, I never assumed that WOW would be so full of immaturity and hate. The first time I joined a battleground I heard "faggot" and "cocksucker" so much that my initial reaction was to /yell at every player in arathi basin and tell them that i was a cocksucking faggot and if they had a problem with it they needed to keep it to themselves as it had nothing to do with gameplay. I quickly realized that I couldn't react like that in every battleground and slowly started to develop and numbness to this type of commentary. But I am sick and tired of putting up with hate.
If I had known Proudmoore existed when I first rolled my toon, I would have made the decision to play with intelligent, respectful guildmates which would allow me to actually have fun. that's right. people play games to have fun!
Thank you WoWInsider for publishing this column so that all GLBT players will know that there is a safe place to enjoy WoW.
Nov 24th 2007 4:03PM @6 homosexuality is not a lifestyle.
people do not choose to be oppressed, discriminated against, harassed and murdered.
homosexuality is a genetic trait much like hair and skin color.
i've never experienced more ignorance, intolerance and hate than in the WoW.