EA to Host Forum on Homophobia in Gaming

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Electronic Arts is teaming up with the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) for an event dealing with homophobia in video games and online communities. Hosted on the company’s Redwood City corporate headquarters, the forum will be held on Saturday, July 18th, 2009, between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. If you are interested in attending, the address for Electronic Arts is 250 Shoreline Drive Redwood City, CA 94065 – approximately 25 miles south of San Francisco.

The following excerpt is directly from EA: “GLAAD is facilitating a panel on Homophobia and Virtual Communities which will spotlight key issues and include the perspectives of both gaming companies and LGBT gamers. Discussion will revolve around the state of the problem in these communities, policy solutions that have been developed to address homophobia – what’s working as well as what’s not, plus challenges and opportunities.”

Panelists will include:

Flynn DeMarco (Alias: Fruite Brute), Founder of GayGamer.net
Dan Hewitt, Senior Director of Communications and Industry Affairs for the Entertainment Software Association
Caryl Shaw, Senior Producer in the Maxis Studio (Electronic Arts)

Cyn Skyberg, VP of Customer Relations at Linden Lab
Stephen Toulouse (Gamertag: stepto), Program Manager for Policy and Enforcement on Microsoft‘s Xbox Live
Moderator: Justin Cole, Director of Digital and Online Media, GLAAD

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