pink Xbox Live Bans Lesbian

An Xbox Live subscriber named Teresa was recently banned for identifying herself as a lesbian in her profile. XBL team member Stephen Toulouse claims she was only temporarily suspended for violating the Terms of Use: “In regards to sexual orientation, for gamertags or profiles we do not allow expression of any type of orientation.”

In other words, she can come back when she’s not gay. The Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD) has said they are working with both Microsoft & Sony to address the “rampant homophobia in the online gaming community… We’re truly in a new era. And with new technologies, come new challenges. LGBT people have fought hard for years to come out of real-world closets – we’re not willing to accept virtual ones.”