Pride House Birmingham and Gayming Magazine come together to ask “how can we increase LGBTQ representation in esports?”
LGBTQ interest in esports is ever growing while representation, particularly at the top tier level, is low. Pride House and Gayming Magazine want to utilise their unique position at the Commonwealth Games to promote and further the awareness of esports both as a mainstream sport, but also as one that is welcoming to LGBTQ people.
Alongside this, Create Central and the Mayor of the West Midlands have set out an ambition for Birmingham to be the heart of the UK’s esports scene, with specific reference to driving diversity in the sport.
Forming part of a special two-day esports event, this panel talk on the eve of the first day will see an expert panel come together to discuss the role of LGBTQ people in esports development and what more can be done to foster diversity in the sport. This will conclude with a networking reception at Pride House.