The LGBT-advocacy group, GLAAD, has announced its nominees for its Media Awards. There’s no category for video games, but the group made a slight exception in the case of one game.
BioWare‘s Dragon Age: Inquisition was honored with a “Special Recognition” award for its representation of LGBT characters in a medium that has, until very recently, wholly lacked any of significant prominence.
GLAAD said that the award was earned for the “many complex and unique” LGBT characters. BioWare graciously accepted the award via Twitter:
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My wife and I went through our first playthrough of DA:I together. While speaking with Krem, one of The Iron Bull’s Chargers, we both had to stop to ask each other, “did BioWare create a transgender character?” It may have been a discovery that required a little digging, but the developer deserves an award for it alone, not to mention the many other exclusively gay, lesbian, bisexual and straight characters they chose to integrate into the RPG.