Gaymercon is a gaming convention that is specifically designed for LGBT culture in mind. Microsoft has recently released a video of their support for Gaymercon.
"At Microsoft we value the ideas and leadership of all of our employees and believe an inclusive and diverse community is important to a thriving Xbox Live," a Microsoft spokesperson told GameSpot. "This video was an employee-driven effort to show support of GaymerCon’s Kickstarter campaign and had the full support of Xbox Live leadership.”
I think it's wonderful that Microsoft officially supports Gaymercon. One of the main criticisms that I've read against Gaymercon is that it further segregates LGBT and hetero gamers. People often ask, why make a convention that focuses solely on the differences rather than the similarities? Shouldn't these gaming communities focus on the gaming aspect rather than their sexual preference?
Well, in a perfect world, you wouldn't need a convention like this. But gaming today is filled with homophobia and cultural ignorance. Online gaming communities (Xbox Live) discourage LGBT users from playing, developers make sexually ignorant mistakes in both their games and choice of words, and people don't know how to approach LGBT issues in story lines.
Gaymercon tries to alleviate these problems by merging these two worlds together and educate people to become more aware of these issues.
I know I'm late to the discussion but with only 9 hours left to go, Gaymercon has already achieved over 300% of its 25,000 dollar goal.