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Posted: Feb 3rd 2012 4:32PM Avernus said

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that was classic. I was sad not to see C3po and r2d2.

Posted: Feb 3rd 2012 5:14PM Gryphmon said

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@Avernus

It is odd not to see C3PO. He always set off my gaydar in a effette British way. Actually he is a throwback to the old gay stereotype of being a fey fussy (and sexually neutered) side-kick. I notice that the groups protesting haven't complained much about him. Its seems its only when gay folk get treated in any media as well, people, that they object.

When I was growing up the nearest thing I had to a Sci-Fi gay role-model was Dr. Smith in Lost in Space. Its so nice that young people today will have such better options than I did. Thank you Bio-ware for allowing us some humanity. (Unless we decide to play an alien).
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Posted: Feb 3rd 2012 5:14PM Makovorn said

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@Avernus Indeed! I mean ... it's C3PO after all. He should be the poster boy .. err robot .. for these kinda stuff :p
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Posted: Feb 6th 2012 6:27AM Cyroselle said

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@Gryphmon Thanks for reminding me! I always thought Dr. Smith was awesome, and was my somewhat-mad-scientist-akward-around-others rolemodel.
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Posted: Feb 6th 2012 8:34AM Avernus said

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"Its seems its only when gay folk get treated in any media as well, people, that they object."

So true. I think there will be a huge cultural shift in a short time on this. The huge factor is that kids are now being raised around people that are openly LGBT. It is harder to blindly hate when you know individuals.
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Posted: Feb 3rd 2012 6:57PM JohnD212 said

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I agree that it's very surprising that gay or straight relationships in games has to be such a big deal. As a gay man I would like to know when it's allowed in game but does it always have to be a news story that it's in? I mean walk out the door...gay and straight relationships are everywhere. Welcome to planet earth!! ; )

Posted: Feb 4th 2012 6:10AM DancingCow said

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@JohnD212

You're a political chew toy - welcome to planet earth :)

Suppressing media representations of homosexuality and ensuring legal inequalities against them is one of the last remaining bulwarks of the ultra-conservative Christian right wing.

A swing in either direction is always going to get some media attention.
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Posted: Feb 10th 2012 5:05PM (Unverified) said

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@DancingCow I think of the GLBT community and I don't think chew toy.
Why does it even matter? Am I the only one that is a christian and not a right wing nut job. Or wait, is it a sweeping generalization? Cause those are SOOO great...
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Posted: Feb 3rd 2012 7:43PM Lateris said

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Thats awesome!

Posted: Feb 4th 2012 3:32PM Neryk said

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I laughed so hard at Han/Chewie.

Posted: Feb 4th 2012 4:00PM (Unverified) said

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For Canadians, and possibly others living outside the USA
http://shows.ctv.ca/Conan.aspx#clip612790

Posted: Feb 4th 2012 5:13PM Yapper said

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ROTFL - Conan has gotten a lot better than he was a year ago, he must have hired a writer.
Back to the topic at hand. I don't see what the big deal is about allowing same-sex relationships. I would not be caught dead in one, but I have had several dear friends that felt the same about the kinds of relationships I was in.

Posted: Feb 4th 2012 5:13PM Squidsnthings said

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Now they need to patch in hot dudes for me to bone... I mean start a space family with.

Posted: Feb 6th 2012 6:16AM Cyroselle said

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The Han and Chewbaka bit was really cute, and Boba and Vader seemed like a 'sweet' couple. 'You're *my* something sweet' LOLOLOL

Awesome!

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