"It's really important to show the gaming community how much of a large segment there is. People don't realize how many non-traditional gamers there are, because they don't make themselves as loud as other people in the community. It's important that these game companies and communities realize that there is a diversity, and with that will come more diverse characters and game selections. We're beginning to see that with options in Mass Effect, but it's still just the beginning."
Gaymercon creator and creative director Matt Conn explains the thinking behind Gaymercon, the first-ever LGBT gaming convention, to be held next year in San Francisco. Conn also noted, “[Gaymers] hide their geekiness when they’re around other gay people, and they hide their gayness around other geeky people... Because of Reddit I was able to find 14,000 [gaymers] and growing, and for the first time, I can be myself and come as I am. I almost felt that I had come out again.”(Forbes)