EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights Group

September 15, 2008 -

Game publisher Electronic Arts, Xbox maker Microsoft and leading retailer GameStop are among 259 corporations that have been awarded perfect scores for their treatment of gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender employees, consumers and investors.

The announcement comes by way of advocacy group the Human Rights Campaign Foundation and is contained in its 2009 Corporate Equity Index. HRC Foundation President Joe Solmonese commented:

The 2009 Corporate Equality Index shows that corporate America understands that a diverse workforce is critical to remaining successful and competitive. In the absence of a federal law that prohibits workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, it is up to employers to take the lead and implement policies that ensure all their employees are protected.

Game-related companies which also received perfect scores include retailers Best Buy and Target; PC manufacturers Dell and HP; chip maker Intel; online auction site Ebay; and search companies Google and Yahoo. Also on the list, Apple, increasingly seeming like an up-and-coming game biz player.

GP: We've been beating on EA and Microsoft of late over a couple of (well-deserved) issues, but must give credit where it is due. Well done!


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Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Unnatural? And you're telling thousands of people this through a series of excited atoms? Have some perspective, you jerk.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Perhaps you should look into the studies that show Transgendered people are belived to have the brain chemstry of the oposite gender that they were born as.  Some kind of mix up in the womb coused them to develop the sex organs of one gender and the brain chemstry of the other.  So know what's going on before you speak.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

some people have also said that transgenders before surgery have a body dismorphic disorder.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Uh... what? If someone comes to realise that who they feel they are in their heart doesn't match what's in their underpants and decides to do something about it, that's "totally wrong"? Get over yourself, seriously.  I have several trans friends, and they are some of the bravest and most honest people I know.  It takes immense courage and integrity to stop living a lie and be true to yourself like that, especially when the world is full of ignorant people like you.

Aren't we at a point now where people can say "I find that lifestyle choice gross/weird/disturbing but I fully support you in leading it"?  Hey, I think blue cheese is disgusting, but I don't judge the people who choose to eat it.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

I don't find blue cheese disgusting, but I do not support people who chose to chop their genitalia off and replace them with blue cheese.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

But I'm guessing you support transsexuals?

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Careful, your inner ignoramus is showing.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

I think the T stands for 'Transexuals'.

Re: EA, Microsoft, GameStop Earn Perfect Scores from Gay Rights

Can't find the word to describe how I feel about this...

Vindicated?

I don't know, maybe I'm immature, but this definitely made me giggle.

EDIT: I mean lol, 'beating on Microsoft'...okay, okay, I'm going...

 
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E. Zachary KnightWonder, I know you can revise content and resubmit it, but I can't findany information about a formal appeals process.05/28/2015 - 7:27pm
Wonderkarpever wonder if there's an appeals process for AO?05/28/2015 - 6:55pm
Matthew WilsonDanny and Andy play the first couple of levels of the upcoming Hatred http://www.gamespot.com/videos/hatred-gamespot-plays/2300-6425016/ imho it does not look like it should be AO.05/28/2015 - 5:57pm
Andrew EisenHey, remember Kung Fury? That short film that was funded via Kickstarter a few years ago? You can watch it now. I suggest you do. It's fun! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bS5P_LAqiVg05/28/2015 - 5:14pm
Goth_SkunkOriginally, yes. Some content was cut out in order to reduce its ratign from AO down to M, but PC users could work around that an unlock the full content by means of a patch. Which is what I did. :D05/28/2015 - 3:56pm
Andrew EisenKarp - Yes, for strong sexual content. Although the recent remaster contains all that content and was rated M.05/28/2015 - 3:54pm
Andrew EisenDepends on if you consider Hatred misrated. I haven't played the game or seen the ESRB's rating summary so I'm undecided.05/28/2015 - 3:53pm
WonderkarpDidnt Fahrenheit have an AO?05/28/2015 - 3:52pm
Matthew Wilson@AE that is why I said it seems more moral panic to me.05/28/2015 - 3:51pm
Andrew EisenMatthew - From what I've seen (just the trailers) the game is nowhere near as gory as many, many other games. But again, I'm guessing the AO rating comes from theme and tone rather than outright gore.05/28/2015 - 3:50pm
Andrew EisenKarp - It didn't show penetration or nudity.05/28/2015 - 3:50pm
WonderkarpI'd say Mortal Kombat X has more Gore and Violence than Hatred.05/28/2015 - 3:50pm
Matthew Wilsonwhat I mean by worse in this case its not more gory/violent than others.05/28/2015 - 3:48pm
WonderkarpI forget....did Hot Coffee actually show Penetration?05/28/2015 - 3:48pm
Andrew EisenKarp - The Skyrim mods are external mods. The Hot Coffee mod unlocked content on the disc. Big difference. Still, the content that was unlocked was still perfectly in line with an M rating in my opinion.05/28/2015 - 3:47pm
Andrew EisenThemes are factored into ratings, not just mechanics. Still waiting for ESRB's rating summary. Very curious to see what it has to say.05/28/2015 - 3:46pm
Matthew WilsonHatred is a top down shooter though, and isnt any worse than other top down shooters?05/28/2015 - 3:45pm
Wonderkarpyeah, San Andreases rerating was ridiculous. Why not rerate Skyrim with all its crazy sex mods out there? But yeah, ESRB is good as policing itself. 05/28/2015 - 3:45pm
Andrew EisenManhunt 2 and Hatred though? Eh, there's an argument to be made for the higher rating.05/28/2015 - 3:43pm
 

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