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AllOut.org thanks Electronic Arts for 'Dark Side' inclusion
From a news release
2012-04-10

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San Francisco, CA - In the face of right-wing attacks by the Family Research Council, consumers and citizens around the world are strongly backing one of the largest video game makers, Electronic Arts for their inclusion of LGBT characters in the new video games Star Wars: The Old Republic and Mass Effect 3.

Within two days of launching the campaign, AllOut.org broke 60,000 signers thanking Electronic Arts for continuing to allow gamers to involve their characters in the relationships they want, gay or straight. AllOut.org members also took to Twitter and Facebook to spread the word where celebrities like Aisha Tyler, Stephen Fry and Neil Gaiman all quickly retweeted their support.

Andre Banks, executive director for AllOut.org said, "Electronic Arts customers are speaking out loud and clear: Being for equality is good for business. Groups like the Family Research Council are truly on the 'dark side' - they put pressure on companies like EA to block fair, balanced portrayals of gay characters in gaming and other media. You don't have to be a gamer to understand that it makes a real difference for Electronic Arts to present positive portrayals of gays and lesbians to its community of 100 million players."

Banks added, "We are not arguing that Electronic Arts is a perfect company, but we know that today, on this issue, they are taking an important stand that should be celebrated and supported."

AllOut.org intends to enlist Master Yoda himself to deliver the signatures collected online to the headquarters of Electronics Arts in Redwood City, California.

SIGN THE PETITION HERE: allout.org/en/actions/theforce .

UPDATE: AllOut.org has temporarily disabled the comment section of its website due to a cyber attack by hackers. In the attack, hackers added roughly 3000-5000 comments and signatures onto the petition. We are currently in the process of removing those comments, but AllOut.org can verify that over 60,000 members have sign onto the petition and continue to urge Electronic Arts to stay away from the dark side.


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