EA's Gay And Lesbian Employees Say 'It Gets Better'

Barack Obama did it. Google did it. Pixar did it. Now, game publisher Electronic Arts is doing its part for the It Gets Better Project, the anti-bullying campaign designed to offer hope for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens.

The project, started by columnist and author Dan Savage, is in part a response to the recent suicides of Justin Aaberg and Billy Lucas, two gay teenagers who took their own lives after relentless bullying and harassment. Savage and his partner Terry delivered the first It Gets Better message this September. Dozens of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender adults soon followed, as did politicians, organisations and corporations.

But EA appears be the first video game publisher to back the initiative with a powerful video from its employees.


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    EA: It Gets Better*

    *Offer void during crunch time

    Hopefully they'll manage to include same sex stuff in their (non sims) games and manage to not make them sensationalised bullshit.

    Well done EA. I'm cynical about a lot of things you do, but I gotta give credit where it's due.

    Lets hope more gaming companies pick up the baton.

    "... hope for gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender teens."

    Teens go through enough emotional challenges during this time, and while there's help available, they need to learn to accept it.

    The difference is that... Google, Pixar and Facebook are pretty cool new-age companies which have a tonne of mind-share and seem like awesome places to work... unlike EA.

    Yes, EA has done wonders for their reputation by winning over a lot of goodwill over Activision. But still.

    EA may be the only ones who've publicly declared their anti-discrimination policies, but I wouldn't be suprised if other publishers like Bioware, Valve or even Naughty Dog have similiar communities within their teams.

    Finally EA's employees answering why the company is in the shitter!

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