Posts By: GAB

48-Hour Gamerunning Marathon GAB Benefit

It’s a fantastic day when I receive positive email, and it was extra fantastic to hear about the 48-Hour Gamerunning Marathon by the United Gamers Coalition that’ll be livecast on Twitch.tv this weekend, starting at noon on Friday, with all proceeds going to Gamers Against Bigotry. Some members of the GAB team (including founder Sam Killermann)… Read more »

Dear Would-Be Hackers, please read this first.

Hello! I want to take a moment to try and encourage you not to hack or deface this site.  I know this is a lofty request, so I am going to approach it from a few angles. Appeal to your humanity (version 1): A lot of people have put a piece of themselves into this… Read more »

Response to an email: Why it’s worth talking to non-supporters about GAB

Despite all the backlash that GAB has inspired, I hadn’t really seen any negative emails in my inbox.  Facebook, Twitter, and Forums, however, are another story, but nobody who opposed GAB had actually taken the time to write me an email and explain why.  Until Anthony. Following is the unedited email conversation between Anthony, someone who… Read more »

A Call to Arms for Decent Men

The following essay was submitted to us by Ernest Adams.  Ernest is a game design consultant, author, and self-described “freelance professor.” He has worked in the game industry since 1989 and has written a column for Gamasutra ever since it was founded over 14 years ago. They declined to run this piece in its current… Read more »

What happened to our 1500 Pledges?

We got hacked earlier this evening, causing us to lose all of the pledges we gained since the last database backup (and thank the gaming gods I even had the wherewithal to make that backup).  Oh, and I suppose I should say we got hacked again.  See, this has been a daily battle for us.  Here’s… Read more »

The Mary Sue GAB Interview

We’re pleased to say that The Mary Sue, a site with the tagline “A Guide to Girl Geek Culture,” published an article about Gamers Against Bigotry.  The article focused on an interview with Sam about Gamers Against Bigotry, probing into the goals of the movement and the obstacles we’ll have to overcome.  It’s a great read if… Read more »

Gamers Against Bigotry Action Plan

A lot of people have asked (on forums and in emails) “What’s the plan for the future of the organization? Is it just a list of names?” Above is a graphic we just posted on Facebook that highlights what the major steps are for the organization.  After you check it out, let us know what other… Read more »

Why you should stop saying “rape” casually in games

I know this is going to be a hot-button for a lot of you, so I wanted to be sure I could lay it all out here before I pressed it.  If you agree that you should avoid identity-based bigotry in games, then you should also avoid using the word “rape” in a casual context…. Read more »

Wil Wheaton Tumblr Thread about GAB

A Tumblr thread started by Wil Wheaton (Yes, that Wil Wheaton — www.wilwheaton.tumblr.com) has generated over 800 reblogs (woot!), yet only about 200 visitors have come to the site via Tumblr, and of those 200 only 150 have signed the pledge (uhh?).  The popularity of the idea on Tumblr is awesome news, but highlights something we… Read more »

“Attack the Blog” GAB Article

Chris Mason of Attack the Blog (www.attacktheblog.co.uk) published a great little write-up about GAB, which is posted below.  Check out the original article here, an be sure to share it with a friend or twenty. Following is the article: Sam Killermann over at It’s Pronounced Metrosexual has recently launched a great new site called Gamers Against Bigotry. The… Read more »