The video game industry is not exactly known for its welcoming or inclusive environment for queer people and others living on the margins of society. Luckily, there is a gradual change with more diverse people daring to speak up and establish themselves in the video game landscape. However, queer people have always been part of the video game industry. Whether they were out at the time or came out later...
The New Year has started. Goodbye to 2023 and welcome to 2024!
People always like to look back on the previous year to see what they have achieved. While this can be a great way to see how far you’ve come, it might also leave you disappointed or feeling you haven’t done enough. Especially if you compare yourself to others. Then again, on social media people often don’t show the ‘ugly’ side or the struggles they have. This can easily lead to an idyllic but twisted image. But hey, everyone struggles and life isn’t always fun and rosy.
We’re here to say that if all you did in 2023 was try to survive and get through every day, that is enough. You did well. You survived and here you are in 2024.
Recent results of the Trans Murder Monitoring show that this year 321 trans and gender diverse people were reported murdered. 94% of these people were trans women or transfeminine people. Almost half of them were sex workers. Among these numbers were 80% Black, brown, or racialized and 45% were migrants or refugees in Europe. The need for safe spaces is mandatory for the safety and well-being of trans, non-binary, and gender-diverse people all over the globe.