‘Male Blood Elves are So Gay’: Gender and Sexual Identity in Online Games

Authored by: Cherie Todd

The Routledge Research Companion to Geographies of Sex and Sexualities

Print publication date:  May  2016
Online publication date:  May  2016

Print ISBN: 9781472455482
eBook ISBN: 9781315613000
Adobe ISBN: 9781317043331

10.4324/9781315613000.ch42

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Abstract

I don’t like playing as a blood elf because they are male, yet super feminine, and I just cannot identify with a man that looks like a 10 year old girl with a big sword. (Steve, online discussion, 31 May 2014)

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