‘I’m gay, black and a furry’ proclaims top player at major video game awards show

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    While accepting the award for Best Esports Player at the 2018 Game Awards in Los Angeles last night, a 20-year-old video gamer named Dominique McLean (aka. “SonicFox”) declared, “I’m gay, black, a furry — pretty much everything a Republican hates.”

    This made us instantly fall in love with him.

    While accepting the award, MetroWeekly.com reports that McLean said, “As you guys also may know — or may not know — I’m also super gay.”

    He continued, “I wanna give a super shoutout to all my LGBTQ+ friends that have always helped me through life. Obviously I’m a furry, so shout out to the furries…. Guess all I gotta really say is I’m gay, black, a furry — pretty much everything a Republican hates — and the best esports player of the whole year I guess. Thank you so much!”

    McLean is a three time winner at the Evolution Championship Series, an annual esports event that focuses on fighting games. He won honors for being the best fighter in the games Injustice: Gods Among Us in 2014, Mortal Kombat X in 2015 and 2016 and Dragon Ball FighterZ in 2018.

    His being proudly gay, black and a furry all matter in the often toxic atmosphere of gaming. Just recently, the creators of the first person team shooter Fallout 76 had to ban players for homophobic assaults. Players in the game Red Dead Redemption 2 have made a game of assaulting and murdering feminist and black characters.

    In fact, one need only look at the YouTube comments on McLean’s acceptance video to find numerous people criticizing him for “going political.”

    But whether these critics realize it or not, gaming has always been political: from its exclusion of female, dark-skinned and LGBTQ characters to the fact that most games literally involve overthrowing violent regimes. (Super Mario Brothers, anybody?)


    McLean actually came out via Twitter in August, but his awards speech has helped make even more people aware of his unique and intersectional identity — score!


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    I remember growing up and I was a huge gamer and I remember how much people did hurl homophobic insults like it was nothing. I am glad that there are steps towards making the gaming world more open and accepting for people like us.
     
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    We've featured a couple of threads with SonicFox.

    When I was around his age, I really was good at fighting games...but now?

    But I'm just happy dude is making mad money.
     
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    I'm glad for this and happy for dude.

    It was fun going to the arcade and people groaning at your presence and people picking up their quarters and leaving the queue at your sight.

    Good times. :D

    I still say my SF2:CE and SSF2:T Chun Li ain't to be fucked wit. :D

    It's cool that people are in spaces where they can be all of these things and live their lives and be successful. Gone head furry gaymer black dude.
     
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    As a black gaymer I love this. The more positive representation the better!
     
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    I will never forget my days in DC when I hooked up with this nerdy ass engineer. He acted just like this dude and wore glasses. But dear Lord when those glasses and clothes came off.
     
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