Did any of you guys actually read the document, or are you just taking others word for it? Because from what I'm reading, it just sounds like a place to go to for information on diversity in the gaming world and issues relating to it. If a company wants to set up a booth there, they need to have a product or service already out in the main expo hall, so it's not like it separating diverse devs from non-diverse devs. It's not the greatest step, but for a gaming culture where sexism and other such issues are still a really big deal, I think it was a proper step in the right direction regardless.
Maybe I'm just not understanding the controversy cause I'm a straight white male, so can someone please fill me in?
What happened is a flammatory thread title with a flavored original post, Milkman and a terribly named lounge. PA doesn't have the best track record when it comes to not offending people, so it's easier to pick on them now with an angry internet mob behind your back. To be fair, the wording they selling this thing with is not the best but so far the majority of the responses are unnecessarily overreacting. Reading the comments, you could thing PA wants to build a ghetto or something.
Unless they force anyone who is not a straight white male into this area, I don't see how it is any different from other lounges (aside from the terrible name.) They just need to rename it to Lounge #4 and BAM! problem solved. It would function as any other lounge but not offend everybody.
The name is really what is killing them more than anything else about this, yeah.
Sorry, but I can't tell if you're just being sarcastic or you mean it.